Search

Brands Hatch named final Olympic and Paralympics venue

11:18 20 May 2011

LOCOG chairman Cord Sebastian Coe

LOCOG chairman Cord Sebastian Coe

Archant

Lord Sebastian Coe announced Brands Hatch race track as the final Olympic and Paralympic competition venue this morning.

The chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) was at the West Kingsdown circuit alongside Paralympic cycling champion Rachel Morris, Kent County Council officials and children from The Valence Sports College, Westerham, to celebrate the venue’s nomination to host the Paralympic road cycling, including time trials, road racing and the team relay.

“The Olympics and Paralympics is not simply about London,” he said. “We want to spread the good news and inspirational power of The Games outside London.

“I am really pleased to put the last piece of this complicated jigsaw of 26 Olympic sports and 20 Paralympic disciplines together, more than a year before the Games begin.”

Brands Hatch will see four days of competition from September 5 to 8 featuring 225 athletes competing for 32 medals.

Racing will take place both on the race circuit and on the surrounding roads, to make up a 8km course for the competitors.

Jonathan Plamer, CEO at Brands Hatch, said: “This event will be an absolute highlight of the whole history of Brands Hatch.

“It is a unique occasion.”

0 comments

Latest News

Fri, 14:46
Employment law

Law firm Cripps will be holding it in its Tunbridge Wells headquarters

Fri, 11:27

The RSPCA released their latest figures.

Fri, 09:36
Southeastern

He is responsible for London’s transport service.

Fri, 08:26
Southeastern train

It will take place overnight.

Thu, 15:48
Paul Wookey

Locate in Kent says many of the jobs it brought to the area came from foreign investment

Thu, 13:03

Drivers are being warned.

Most read

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition