TQ3884 : Aquatics Centre, Olympics Park

near to Stratford, Newham, Great Britain

Aquatics Centre, Olympics Park
Aquatics Centre, Olympics Park
Spectators entering on a fine afternoon for paralympics swimming starting at 5.30 p.m.
Olympic Park, London
This is a sporting complex is being used for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It contains the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. The park is overlooked by ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower and Britain's largest piece of public art. After the Olympics, the park will be known as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
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Paralympics swimming
In the paralympics swimming races there are classes for physically and visually disabled competitors. There are a number of different classifications, depending on the degree of disability; the system gives close competition even between people with quite different disabilities which affect their performance to the same degree. Competitors are helped in various ways, some being helped onto the starting block, others being helped into and out of the water. Blind swimmers have helpers who tap them just before they turn or finish.
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Thursday, 6 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 381 841 [100m precision]
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