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Great 10-min audio-visual slideshow of London's Olympic architecture, with Jerome Frost from the Olympic Delivery Authority, Sunday Times architecture critic Hugh Pearman and architect Mike Taylor who helped design the velodrome.

Some wonderful new shots of the Velodrome I hadn't seen before in this too:


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Hockey players will compete on blue pitches for the first time ever at an Olympic Games following an announcement from the London 2012 Organising Committee today.

Traditionally hockey is played on a green surface but Locog have approved the move to blue, which should provide a striking contrast with the white ball and pitch markings.

In a further break with the tradition, the pitch run off areas will be coloured pink, to offer what Locog describe as a "striking and dynamic look" to the Hockey Centre.

The venue, which is a temporary stadium based at the northern end of the Olympic Park, will be completed in the spring of 2012. The main pitch will host all the 76 matches played between July 29 and August 11.

Team GB hockey international Alex Danson was involved in the colour testing and backed Locog's decision to go with blue.

"The London Blue pitch is great," she said. "It provides a really strong contrast for players against the white ball and white lines and I quickly adapted to the change.

"I really like the pink surround as well. It's another great example of hockey's willingness to lead the way and try new things. It will certainly make the sport stand out in 2012."



And do they stand out or what?!


from davepatten on flickr

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New images of London 2012 Shooting venue show indoor ranges in place and colourful cladding close to completion. And its looking fab. Great to see such an interesting looking temporary venue. London 2012 does it again!





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Olympic Hockey Centre pitch unveiled

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today unveiled the Olympic Hockey Centre’s first blue and pink pitch and revealed that a yellow ball will be used during the Hockey competition for the first ever time at an Olympic Games.


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Nice :D

London Pride Olympic Stadium

Pringles Velodrome

Cadbury's Chocolate Box

Red Bull Aquatics Centre (gives you wings!)

Interesting they're close on the Velodrome. It's not surprising. It's the prettiest venue and was the first to be finished.

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