Photos: Olympic venues two years from start of London Games

Chris Chase
July 30, 2010
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To celebrate the beginning of the two-year countdown to the 2012 Olympics, stadium construction workers formed a giant "2" on a bridge near the still-uncompleted Aquatic Centre. The home to swimming, diving and water polo is in the foreground while Olympic Stadium (which will host the Opening and Closing Ceremony, and track and field events) is at right.

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A ground shot of the Aquatic Centre, which will be the first stadium visible to fans entering Olympic Park. The pool will be indoors and will seat 17,500 for the Games.

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The interior of Olympic Stadium, with the distinct, triangular light towers lining the stadium. Construction is expected to be completed next year, in time for London to host test events prior to the Opening Ceremony on July 27, 2012.