Sport and Training Camps
For information on the 23 actual competition venues that will be used for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, please visit the official London 2012 website - sports venues section
There will be 26 different sports competed in at the 2012 Olympic Games (July 27 to August 12) and 20 different sports competed in at the 2012 Paralympic Games (August 29 to September 09). For the full list please visit the official London 2012 website – sports section
Contrary to what is commonly reported, the UK will not stage a ‘demonstration’ sport (a sport that is particularly popular within the host country) in 2012.
Athletes with a Learning Disability will be able to compete at the London Paralympic Games, after a 12 year gap created by difficulties around enforcement of classifications. For a full list of current Paralympic classifications please follow this link (pdf)
Kent's Sporting Legacy
To ensure Kent experiences a sporting legacy from the Games, we are focusing on:
- Increased School Sport Competition
- Increased Participation and Disability Focus
- Major Events to Inspire Young People
- Pre-Games Training Camps
- Develop and Support Talented Performers, Coaches and Officials
- Schools' Engagement
Pre-Games Training Camps
Kent boasts the highest number of accredited Pre-Games Training Camp (PGTC) venues and a number of talented athletes who hope to compete at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Kent has 36 accredited Olympic and 8 Paralympic PGTCs.
National sports teams will find excellent facilities and a very warm welcome if they train in Kent in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Kent borders London and is a great place for athletes to stay, with wonderful countryside and attractions.
- Portugal Gymnastics and Trampolining Squad (Medway)
- Australia Athletics (Tonbridge School)
- British Judo Team - Olympic and Paralympic (Dartford Judo Club)
- Senegal Olympic team (Medway)
- Nepal Olympic Athletics and Swimming (University of Kent Canterbury and Canterbury High School (Canterbury)
- Congo Olympic Squad (Medway)
- Puerto Rico Olympic team (Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury High School Body and Mind Centre and Canterbury Boxing Club - Female and Male Weightlifting, Female and Male Boxing, Athletics (Track only))
- Russia Olympic Equestrian - (Sittingbourne)
Kent is also keen to attract major sports events to the County, and is keen to work with international sports federations to facilitate this. We have already had some notable successes in this ambition, including the Tour de France, World Series Hand Crank Cycling and World Cup Archery events in 2007.
In 2010, Kent held more exciting events including the international P1 Disability Cycling event at Fowlmead and an International Sitting Volleyball tournament at the University of Kent.
2011 saw the Open Golf Championships come to Kent, as well as an International Archery competition, whilst 2012 will see Kent hosting AVIVA SIAB Track and Field International. This is a highly prestigious event held just one week before the Olympic Games themselves will commence.
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