Lord’s Cricket Ground to Host Archery at London 2012 Olympics

The iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the archery event at the London 2012 Olympic Games after plans were approved by Westminster Council.

The athletes are set to compete on “the square” in the centre of the cricket pitch, with spectators assured of close seating, all against the imposing backdrop of the Lord’s Pavilion.

Preparations for the week-long Olympic archery event include temporary seating for up to 5,000 spectators, a warm-up range and an area for competitors and officials.

Seb Coe, Chair of London Organising Committee (LOCOG) said: “I am delighted that we have obtained permission to stage the Olympic Archery at Lord’s in 2012. It will be a spectacular venue for hosting the games and the Olympic Archery will be an exciting competition for both spectators and athletes”

Lord’s now joins other Westminster venues Horse Guards Parade and Hyde Park in hosting Olympic events.

Councillor Alastair Moss, Westminster City Council’s planning committee chairman, said: “Lord’s is a word-class sporting venue and will be ideal for hosting the archery event in 2012.”

The Olympic archery event will be held from 27 July to 3 August 2012.

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  1. Barry says:

    The ‘Archers’ are very honoured to be allowed onto the actual ‘square’ at the home of cricket. Other than cricketers, nobody is allowed on the hallowed turf. Can’t wait to see it.

  2. Arrow says:

    I really enjoy your post’s! Keep it up.

  3. Halley Primary says:

    I (Head-Teacher) Will be taking some of my Yr 6 Pupils to Watch a Cricket game here…Very excited!

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