London 2012 sports testing programme announced

24 February 2011 / 13:00

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced a comprehensive testing programme which will form a key part of its preparations for the Games next year. 

LOCOG’s testing programme will focus primarily on testing the field of play, results, scoring and timing systems, as well as key operational procedures and functions. This programme is made up of three different types of events, namely:

• International Invitational Events, created and delivered by LOCOG;
• International Federation (IF) Events, delivered by LOCOG in partnership with the IFs and sports national governing bodies (NGBs);
• International Events organised by sports national governing bodies and other organisations with LOCOG testing operational aspects.

The testing programme is as follows (subject to change):

DATE

SPORT

EVENT

        VENUE

 

30 May 2011

Athletics – Marathon

 

Invitational

London Roads

30 May 2011

Athletics - Race Walk

2011 UKA 20km Race Walking Championships

 

London Roads

20 June - 3 July 2011

Tennis

Wimbledon Championships

 

Wimbledon

4 - 6 July 2011

Equestrian - Eventing

Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational

 

Greenwich Park

9 - 10 July 2011

Modern Pentathlon

 

UIPM World Cup Final

Greenwich Park / Crystal Palace

20 - 24 July 2011

Volleyball

London International Invitational

 

Earls Court

28 - 31 July 2011

Canoe - Slalom

International Invitational

Lee Valley White Water Centre

 

31 July 2011

Cycling - Mountain Bike

Hadleigh Farm International

 

Hadleigh Farm, Essex

31 July - 13 August 2011

Sailing

Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011

 

Weymouth and Portland

4 - 7 August 2011

Rowing

FISA World Rowing Junior Championships

 

Eton Dorney

6 - 7 August 2011

Triathlon

ITU World Championship Series

 

Hyde Park

8 - 14 August 2011

Badminton

World Championships

Wembley Arena

 

9 - 14 August 2011

Beach Volleyball

FIVB  Beach Volleyball International

 

Horse Guards Parade

13 August 2011

Aquatics - Marathon Swimming

 

International Invitational

Hyde Park

14  August 2011

Cycling - Road

London – Surrey Cycle Classic

 

London and Surrey

16 - 21 August 2011

Basketball

International Invitational – Men’s

 

Basketball Arena, Olympic Park

19 - 20 August 2011

Cycling - BMX

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

 

BMX Track,

Olympic Park

1 - 4 September 2011

Canoe - Sprint

International Invitational

Eton Dorney

3 - 10 October 2011

Archery

International Invitational

Lord’s Cricket Ground

 

23 -27 November 2011

Handball

International Invitational – Women’s

Handball Arena,

Olympic Park

 

24 - 27 November 2011

Boxing

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

24 - 27 November 2011

Table Tennis

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

26 - 27 November 2011

Fencing

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

3 - 4 December 2011

Judo

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

3 - 4 December 2011

Taekwondo

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

3 - 4 December 2011

Goalball

London International Invitational Women’s Goalball Tournament

 

Handball Arena,

Olympic Park

10 - 11 December 2011

Wrestling

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

10 - 11 December 2011

Weightlifting

International Invitational

ExCeL

 

10 - 18 January 2012

Gymnastics - Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Rhythmic Gymnastics

 

Olympic Qualifier

North Greenwich Arena

17 - 19 February 2012

Cycling - Track

UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic

   Velodrome,

Olympic Park

 

20 - 26 February 2012

Aquatics - Diving

FINA Diving World Cup

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park

 

3 - 10 March 2012

Aquatics - Swimming

British Swimming Championships

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park

 

April 2012 - exact date to be confirmed

Football

Men’s Olympic Qualifier

City of Coventry Stadium

 

18 - 22 April 2012

Aquatics - Synchronised Swimming

FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification Tournament

 

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park

18 - 29 April 2012

Shooting

ISSF World Cup

Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich

 

2 - 6 May 2012

Hockey

London International Invitational Hockey Tournament

 

Hockey Centre, Olympic Park

2 - 6 May 2012

Wheelchair Tennis

 

ITF 3 Event

Eton Manor

3 - 6 May 2012

Aquatics - Water Polo

 

International Invitational

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park

4 - 6 May 2012

Paralympic Archery

 

International Invitational

Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich

4 - 7 May 2012

 

Athletics

British Universities & Colleges Sport Championships

 

Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park

5 - 7 May 2012

Boccia

International Invitational

Basketball Arena, Olympic Park

 

8 May 2012

Paralympic Athletics

London Disability Grand Prix

Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park

 

 


 To be confirmed Wheelchair Rugby International Invitational  Basketball Arena, Olympic Park