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2012 Olympic Games: London unveils venues

Horse Guards Parade, a parade ground located in central London that hosts the Trooping of the Color every year on the Queen’s official birthday, will be the site of the game’s beach volleyball competition.

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Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade, a parade ground located in central London that hosts the Trooping of the Color every year on the queen’s official birthday, will be the site of the Game’s beach volleyball competition.

 

A main court with a seating capacity of 15,000 — complete with real beach sand — will be temporarily erected for the Games, along with two practice courts on the east side of the court and six more practice courts in nearby St. James’s Park.