Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is the oldest Royal Park of London and it dates back to 1433. It is home to the Prime Meridian Line and is a part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site. It covers about 74 hectares or 183 acres and is located only 20 minutes from central London. It offers the most amazing view of the Thames River and the St. Paul’s Cathedral and beyond.

The construction of the temporary main area began in Aril 2012. For the cross - country Eventing competition, a temporary course has been designed. A temporary main arena is also under construction in front of the Queen’s House around the ground of the National Maritime Museum. A purpose made platform made of aluminum, plywood and steel is held above the ground level by more than 2000 pillars.

The 5.7 km long cross country course features more than 42 jumps and the riders on their horses will have to tackle the obstacles of water, hills and slopes. These obstacles certainly make the Olympic journey of the riders much more challenging and the spectators can wish nothing more than this sort.

The two sporting events of the London Olympic Games 2012 in the Greenwich Park are:

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