London Legacy chief exec David Goldstone on top sport at QEOP

PUBLISHED: 10:13 12 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:13 12 August 2015


It’s incredible to think that three years have gone by since the London 2012 Games.

This really hit home last week with the launch of the Bring on the Great campaign from the white sands of BeachEast at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, marking one year to go to the Rio 2016 Games.

Bring on the Great is a rallying call to get behind the nation’s best athletes and generate the same level of support that propelled Team GB to glory in 2012.

With great support they can once again achieve great things.

We saw lots of Newham residents achieve great things at the Newham Run a few weeks ago. In total, more than 15,000 people got their 2012 moment, crossing the famous finishing line in the stadium. Olympic champions then graced the same track a few days later, when world class athletics returned to the stadium for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.

This fabulous weekend of sport culminated in National Paralympic Day, where thousands braved the rain to enjoy world-class Paralympic sport and disabled and deaf arts.

There’s more world class sport to come at the park as Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosts the EuroHockey Championships.

From August 21-30, eight of Europe’s best men’s and women’s hockey teams will battle it out on the iconic blue pitch.

Many of the matches are on in the evening, so snap up a ticket and come down after work to show your support for the England team, who are guaranteed to feature in the semi-finals and classification matches on August 27 and 28.

And on Wednesday, August 26, the Copper Box Arena will host the Flyerz Hockey Festival, offering inclusive coaching and game play for everyone to get involved in.

And finally, you might have seen the exciting news that you’ll soon be able to speed down one of the park’s most famous landmarks – the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

What more exciting way to descend the UK’s tallest sculpture than on the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide?

We are committed to ensuring our visitors have the best possible day out every time they visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and as with all our venues, we are constantly exploring ways to ensure we lead the way with the latest visitor experience. More from David

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