The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) confirmed yesterday that the Olympic site in Stratford is well under way and will be delivered on target. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the corporation in charge of ensuring a smooth delivery process for all Olympics venues, infrastructure and legacy for the London Olympics. Yesterday, they officially announced that all venues for the London 2012 Olympics are set to be ready by the end of 2011 and will be delivered not only on time, but also on budget.
Stephen Cooper, Head of Security, ODA, made the statement during a Public Safety and Security Summit which took place yesterday. It will give organisers plenty of time to get everything ready before the Games start on 27 July 2012. They will even start running test events from this week. The basketball and BMX Cycling test events will take place in Olympic Park this weekend.
Amongst the venue being delivered in Stratford, some have already been completed such as the Olympic Stadium. Others include the Basketball arena, the Aquatics Centre and Water Polo arena, the Olympic village, the Sponsor’s Hospitality zone, the media centre, the cycling Velodrome and BMX circuit and the tennis venue and even a warm up area for athletes. In all, these sites will cover 756 acres in Stratford, East London, stretching from Newham to Waltham Forest to Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
The Olympic Park Map including all the venues.