London 2012 links and further resources

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Official websites

British Olympic Association
Official site including information and news about Team GB and the Olympic sports.

Canary Wharf Group PLC
The company responsible for redeveloping the docklands. The group owns and manages the 97 acre Canary Wharf estate including offices, shops, restaurant and outdoor spaces.

Get Set
The official London 2012 education programme includes a huge resource bank, activity ideas and ways to get your school involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

International Olympic Committee / Olympic Movement
Information about the Movement, sports, news, education and a virtual tour of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Also features a searchable database of medal winners since 1896.

International Paralympic Committee / Paralympic Movement
The official website of the Paralympic Movement contains everything you need to know about the Paralympic Games including sections on sports science, education, development and classification.

LDDC History Pages
A historical website for the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC), maintained as an educational resource.

London 2012
Official website of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including tickets, schedules, sports, news, videos, photos and venues. Also on this website:

Olympic Delivery Authority
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)

Paralympic Sports

Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Park Legacy Company
The public sector, not-for-profit organisation responsible for the long-term planning, development, management and maintenance of the Olympic Park and its facilities after the London 2012 Games.

ParalympicsGB / British Paralympic Association
Information about the Paralympic sports and London 2012.

The View Tube
Website of the Olympic Park viewing centre. See also: The View Tube Learning website

In the news

Also on the GA website

Planet Sport
This area of the GA website aims to develop resources linking geographical themes such as regeneration, economic development and tourism with global sporting events.

South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup™
Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Germany 2006 FIFA World CupTM
Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Euro 2004
Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Medal Mapping

Journal articles

Sport mega-event security: the legacies of Euro 2008 (Geography, Autumn 2011)
Beyond 2012: using GIS to investigate the sustainability of the Olympic site (Teaching Geography, Spring 2011)
London's Olympic lessons (Teaching Geography, Autumn 2010)
London's 2012 Olympics and Paralympics (Teaching Geography, Autumn 2008)
Olympic Green - Green Olympics (Primary Geographer, Summer 2008)
Primary Geographer - China Olympics Special (Summer 2008)
Teaching about the Beijing Olympics (Teaching Geography, Summer 2008)
This Changing World: The London 2012 Olympics (Geography, Spring 2008)
Teaching about the Olympics (Teaching Geography, Summer 2007)


KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - Faster, Higher Stronger: Is the Olympics the best way to regenerate East London?
This book includes ten lesson plans for teaching Key Stage 3 geography students about the London 2012 Paralympic and Olympic Games.
Download Sample Information Sheet
Download Sample Activity Sheet

GCSE Toolkit - Is the Future Sussed? A study of sustainable urban living
This book focuses on sustainable urban living and includes two lessons on the theme 'Will the Olympics make the Lower Lea Valley more sustainable?'
Download Sample Information Sheet

Other links

Royal Mail - London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Collection
Set of stamps issuesd in 2011 to mark the one year countdown to the Games.

Playfair 2012
The Playfair 2012 campaign wants the organisers of the London Olympics and companies involved with producing sportswear and goods featuring the Olympic logo to ensure that workers have their rights respected.

Transport for All - London Underground
How accessible is the London Underground? Includes links to Transport for London's 'step free' maps. See also: Step Free Tube - how the tube map looks if you can't use steps.

Using the Olympics to study multiculturalism
These resources from the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership cover three main strands - challenging viewpoints and misconceptions, viewing the world as a global village and demonstrating the changing and evolving nature of equality mirrored by the Olympics.

War on Want
A set of free 'Olympics and Sweatshops' resources for KS3-4.

Stratford City / Olympic Park

Google Map of Stratford and the Olympic Park
Google Earth Olympic Park overlay
'In pictures: Venues shaping up for 2012'
Interactive map of sports venues, green space, transport and development areas
Stratford City aerial photo
Olympic Park Booklet and Map
Olympic Park Photosynth - shows Canary Wharf, Aquatic Centre, Orbit and Westfield

Hackney Wick

London Borough of Hackney - Hackney Wick Area Action Plan
Hackney Wick Blog - news and opinion written by local residents

Canary Wharf

BBC Britain from Above - Canary Wharf
GeoBytesGCSE: Inner Cities Case Study - Regeneration of the London Docklands

History of the London Docklands Development Corporation

London 2012 Olympic Park - Canary Wharf
- fieldwork resources from the RGS-IBG


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