London 2012 Olympic Sport Testing Program Announced
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LONDON, Feb. 24–The comprehensive testing program for the Olympic Games was announced by the London 2012 Organizing Committee Thursday, with the equestrian test event scheduled at the Greenwich Park venue for July 4-6 this year.
LOCOG’s testing program will focus primarily on testing the field of play, results, scoring and timing systems, as well as key operational procedures and functions.
Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said: “Our approach to operational delivery is similar to that of an athlete. You do not want to face any conditions at competition time that you have not prepared for. When the world’s greatest Olympic and Paralympic athletes come to London in the summer of 2012, every aspect of our delivery needs to be the best it can be. The invaluable experience we gain through our testing programme means we can “road-test” all our operational plans and make sure we have all the knowledge we need to deliver a truly memorable Games in 2012.’
Many of the events will be available to spectators with others restricted to technology and field of play testing. Some tickets will be sold by LOCOG and some will be sold by other event organisers. Further details of LOCOG’s test event ticketing programme will be announced later this year. People who are interested in attending events should sign up to www.tickets.london2012.com and they will be sent further information as soon as it is available.