White City Stadium (originally The Great Stadium) was built in White City, London, for the 1908 Summer Olympics, often seen as the precursor to the modern seater stadium and noted for hosting the finish of the first modern distance marathon. It also hosted speedway and a match at the 1966 World Cup, before the stadium was demolished in 1985.
Munich’s Olympic Regatta Course in Oberschleißheim – built for the Olympic Games in 1972 – gave way for the city’s recognized status as an organiser of international regattas. The Regatta area is acknowledged for its rowing training center as well as being a popular venue for international rowing competitions.
This is the main site for the 2012 Olympics, to be held in London. The Olympic Park in Stratford will house the main Olympic Stadium, along with the athletes' village, aquatics centre, velopark, hockey centre and multi-sport arenas. Construction of the main Olympic Stadium is due to start in 2008, with completion in 2011.
British Airways created an executive flight service from London City to New York with a stop for refuiling at Shannon, using the Airbus A318. one of these airpalnes is seen at London city airport before starting another service.
The Great Exhibition, also known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was an international exhibition held in Hyde Park London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, was an enthusiastic promoter of the exhibition. A special building, nicknamed The Crystal Palace, was designed by Joseph Paxton with a cast iron frame and glass panels. This massive glass house wa...