Gallery: London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

 

The Main Stadium

And finally, to the main Olympic Stadium. The unique building will be housing the opening and closing ceremonies so all the eyes of the world will be upon it. But that doesn’t mean the organizers have scrimped on the ethics - it is the lightest Olympic Stadium ever built, and the roof has been fabricated from a PVC fabric, helping with the weight issue while keeping costs low. The structure supporting the roof is 2,500 tons of steel tubing. The clever bit is that this tubing came from old recycled old lines.

With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on the massive project that is the 2012 Summer Olympics, but as preparations continue so too do the green aspirations of London 2012. Will the Games live up to the pledge made all the way back in 2005 to create the greenest games ever? The project is huge; a far cry from putting a conservatory up in your garden, so how is it possible to stay green when caring for the environment is rarely seen as the easy option? Read on for a look at exactly how green the London 2012 Olympics will be, starting with the three main stadia. These include the 80,000 capacity Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and the Aquatics Centre (there are also five additional separate arenas – take a look at the full map of the Olympic Park to really get an idea of its scope).

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