Greenwich Park Approved as the Venue of the 2012 Olympic Equestrian Events
RELEASE: March 24, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Malina Gueorguiev
On Tuesday, March 23, the Greenwich Council's Planning Committee voted in favor of the planning application submitted by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) for the temporary use of land at Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College and Blackheath Circus Field for the London 2012 Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events.
“The FEI is thrilled by the decision of the Greenwich Council's Planning Committee in regard to the planning application for Greenwich Park,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya declared.
“Greenwich Park is a spectacular venue which places equestrian sport right at the heart of the 2012 Olympic Games. With just over two years left until the Games open we are looking forward to working with LOCOG to showcase the sport to the world from this spectacular location in London,” FEI Secretary General Alex McLin further commented.