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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #1581
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The news headlines scrolling across the bottom in that video make Australia seem like the most violent and crime ridden place ever

Someone post a video from a TV station that isn't Australian....
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Old April 6th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #1582
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Someone post a video from a TV station that isn't Australian....
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #1583
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Old April 7th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #1584
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #1585
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Old April 7th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #1586
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More details at: http://www.london2012.com/press/medi...ure-comple.php

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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #1587
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Aquatic Centre

London 2012 Aquatics Centre 'big build' on track with first plunge
06 Apr 2010
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The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) issued new images showing the testing of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre dive pool and two 50m swimming pools that will host record-breaking performances in 2012 and open to the public after the Games.

The three concrete pools are being tested with over 10 million litres of water before being sealed and lined with 180,000 tiles. Testing of the dive pool and training pool is complete and the competition pool starts being filled this week.

Work is also underway lining the unique 160m-long wave-shaped steel roof, which weighs more than 3,000 tonnes and rests on just three concrete supports. In the coming weeks cladding will start on the curving timber ceiling and work is continuing on the huge 250m and 45m-wide land bridge that forms the main walking access into the Olympic Park and the roof of the training pool.

The Aquatics Centre is on track to be complete in summer 2011 ready for Test Events and after the Games will provide two 50m swimming pools with moveable floors and separation booms, a diving pool and dry diving area for the full range of community and elite use.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: 'The Aquatics Centre is on track for completion in mid-2011 and the sweeping roof that will form the ‘Gateway to the Games’ is now a fixture in the skyline alongside the Olympic Stadium. Testing the pools is major milestone for the construction of the Aquatics Centre which in legacy will provide a range of swimming and diving facilities and become a new London landmark.

'The Olympic Park "big build" is on track and within budget as we move through our toughest year, with the workforce and activity on site reaching its peak.'

London 2012 Organising Committee Chairman Sebastian Coe said: 'The Aquatics Centre is going to be a spectacular venue for the Games in 2012 and its unique roof will be a wonderful addition to the east London skyline. At Games-time, 17,500 excited spectators will be able to "raise the roof" cheering on the swimmers, including our British medal hopefuls, and in legacy it will become a much-needed elite and community facility. We are making great progress – and are fully on track with this iconic gateway to the Olympic Park.'

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, which is responsible for the long term planning, management and maintenance of the Olympic Park and venues after the Games, said: 'The Aquatics Centre will be an iconic building and a thriving centre for community use in the Park after the Games. Its two 50m pools and a 25m diving pool will also offer elite swimmers a world-class training facility.'

The Zaha Hadid designed Aquatics Centre is located in the south of the Olympic Park and will be the main ‘Gateway into the Games', hosting swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, water polo finals and the swimming discipline of the Modern Pentathlon

The Aquatics Centre will have a capacity of 17,500 during the Games, reducing to a maximum of 2,500 in legacy, with the ability to add 1,000 for major events, and provide two 50m swimming pools, a diving pool and dry diving area - facilities London does not have at present

Eleven industrial buildings have been demolished on the 55,000sq m site.

Around 160,000 tonnes of soil have been dug out on of what was one of the more challenging and complex areas of the Olympic Park, contaminated with pollutants including petrol, oil, tar, solvents and heavy metals such as arsenic and lead

Four skeletons were discovered and removed from a prehistoric settlement discovered on the site of the Aquatics Centre.

140,000 tonnes of clean soil has been brought from other areas of the Olympic Park to prepare for construction to start.

Balfour Beatty is building the Aquatics Centre and huge land-bridge that forms the roof of the training pool and the main pedestrian access to the Olympic Park. Construction work will be complete in 2011 for test events ahead of the Games.

The river that runs alongside the venue has been widened by eight metres by building 550m of new river walls.

The sweeping roof, which is 160m long and 80m at its widest point, is an innovative steel structure weighing more than 3,000 tonnes with a striking and robust aluminium covering, half of which is recycled, resting on three supports.

Construction started on the foundations in July 2008. A 3,000-tonne concrete ‘bridge’ has been built spanning and protecting the tunnels which have been dug to run powerlines beneath the site. The 18.5m-tall northwest roof support has been built on top of this base.

Work is well underway on the 250m and 45m-wide land bridge that forms the main ‘Gateway to the Games’ from the Stratford City development, spanning the Aquatics Centre and forming the roof of the training pool.

Around 1,000m cubic metres of concrete has been poured to create five sets of bridge supports, steel beams have been lifted into place to form the first section of the bridge spanning railway lines and roadways. Work is now currently underway on the section of bridge that will form the training pool roof. The land bridge is on track to be complete before summer 2010. Fourteen steel beams, up to 60m-long and weighing 75 tonnes each have been produced in Scunthorpe, fabricated in Bolton and lifted into place .

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Old April 11th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #1588
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London 2012 ahead

In a bbc live broadcast Ed Miliband said

"that London 2012 was a head of schedule and most advanced preperation
for any Olympics todate" and he thanked the Olympic minister Tessa.

Will we be getting a new Olympic minister?
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Old April 11th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #1589
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Looks like they're behind schedule? ...in comparison to Beijing, that is.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #1590
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they should build a a roller coaster inside these spiral tubes while they're at it. First ever Olympic amusement park for the kids and adults.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #1591
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Looks like they're behind schedule? ...in comparison to Beijing, that is.
London is a year ahead of Beijing, the Olympic stadium is way ahead
and will open a year early! and hold other test events etc before hand!

Boris Johnson( mayor of London ) said London is so far advanced we could have Olympics
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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #1592
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Tower should be shelved.

Nice to know that the Olympic Park is coming along nicely. Now, if only they could shelve that God-aweful and hideous red tower.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #1593
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Can I visit it as tourist?

Because I went to London 2 may till 7 may and I go to that place.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #1594
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how do you get close up? im going to london on thurs to register 4 the marathon so will be in the area so................?
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Old April 15th, 2010, 03:40 AM   #1595
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you can go to pudding mill lane DLR station and head to view tube (see london 2012 website for details) but as for getting closer....no chance...bus tours are booked out and the building site is incredibly secure and rightly so!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 06:20 AM   #1596
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When's London Marathon?
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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #1597
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Old April 16th, 2010, 02:16 AM   #1598
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When's London Marathon?
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Old April 17th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #1599
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London 2012 official shop has opened online.

see http://shop.london2012.com/

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The Basketball Arena has shot up at the speed of light.

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