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2012 Olympic Games: London unveils venues

Touted as the greenest venue inside the Olympic Park, the Velodrome features a variety of initiatives to lessen waste and impact at the games.

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Velodrome

Touted as the greenest venue inside the Olympic Park, the Velodrome features a variety of initiatives to lessen waste and impact at the Games.

 

These features include a natural ventilation system that negates the need for air conditioning and a track built from sustainably sourced wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Additionally, the architecture of the facility makes exceptional use of natural lighting, which will lower the amount of electric lighting needed.

 

After the Games, the facility will add mountain bike and road-cycle courses for use by the local community and professional athletes.