The Olympic Park in London, is a sporting complex that was built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It is built on a former industrial area and it has large green areas, with more than four thousand trees and a garden with 120.000 plants of 250 species from around the world.
It covers an area of 2.5 km ² and is located east of the city of London. Here is located the Olympic Village and nine sports facilities, one of which will be used for the Paralympic Games. The year 2013 will be renamed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
It contains the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. The park will be overlooked by ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower and Britain's largest piece of public art.
These are the sporting venues: Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, London Velopark, Olympic Stadium, Riverbank Arena and Water Polo Arena in addition to the Olympic Village.