Poll of the Month; September 2019

Seven years on: Did London 2012 deliver the legacy that was promised?

You can find the poll here, or in the sidebar of the news page.


Results poll of the month August 2019;

Four sports have been provisionally confirmed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Which sport are you looking forward to?

  • Sport Climbing (42%, 14 Votes)
  • Surfing (27%, 9 Votes)
  • Skateboarding (18%, 6 Votes)
  • Breaking (12%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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London 2012; Pudding Mill Lane Station

Photo: Martijn Giebels

Pudding Mill Lane is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station located south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Because of the low capacity, the station was closed during the Olympic Games in 2012. In 2014, due to the construction of Crossrail, a new station building was opened south of the old station.

Client: Network Rail and London Legacy Development Corporation
Design: Weston Williamson + Partners
Opened: April 2014
Owner: Transport for London
Number of platforms: 2


Old vs. new





Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

London 2012; East Bank construction begins

Map – Sites

  • Stratford Waterfront
    • UAL’s London College of Fashion
    • Sadler’s Wells
    • BBC
    • The V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution
  • UCL East (university campus)
  • Here East
    • V&A Collection & Research Centre
    • UCL



Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels


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Press release: Mayor breaks ground to start construction on new culture powerhouse

London 2012; Lee Valley White Water Centre

© Martijn Giebels


Lee Valley White Water Centre

  • Architect (main building); FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Year completed; 2010
  • Length; 300m
  • Capacity; 12,000 (2012)
  • Olympic Sports; Canoe Slalom
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; White-water slalom centre





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© Martijn Giebels
© Martijn Giebels


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London 2012; Music video: Chemical Brothers ‘Velodrome’ (by Crystal CG)

Chemical Brothers 'Velodrome' – London 2012 from Crystal CG on Vimeo.


Crystal has created a three minute animated sequence for the song’s promotional video to match its heart-pounding rhythms. Played in the Velodrome before every session the video shows the Velodrome as never before, literally pulsating with excitement.

“We’ve created sweeping contours and sleek surfaces as the backdrop for an intense, futuristic cycling ‘duel’ as two animated riders power round the track,” said Darren Groucutt, creative director at Crystal. “It truly brings the Velodrome to life.”

James O’Brien, LOCOG Head of Sports Presentation, said: ‘Inspiring people to engage with sport has always been central to our vision and we want to ensure the way we present sport adds to the experience of the spectators in the venues and builds the atmosphere. This will be a special summer and we are grateful to everyone who has given their time and expertise over the past years.’