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Last Updated: Monday, 8 November, 2004, 11:39 GMT
London 2012 venue: Outside London
The sailing centre at Weymouth
Rowing, canoeing, mountain biking, sailing and football

While a 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in Britain would very much be London's Games, it would not be confined to the capital.

Sailing, for example, would be held on England's south coast, around Weymouth in Dorset.

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which was developed from an old naval station, opened recently and would require little additional work for the Games.

Rowing and flatwater canoe and kayak events would be staged at the Eton College Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor.

The venue has been chosen to host the World Rowing Championships in 2006, and would be further enhanced to provide space for 20,000 Olympic spectators.

A new, 12,000-seater canoe slalom venue would be built at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, to the north of the main Olympic zone.

Mountain biking would take place at Weald Country Park near Brentwood in Essex.

Temporary seating for 3,000 spectators would be set up in the park, which contains the remains of an iron-age settlement

London's bid team have also made the point of stressing that the football competition would provide the chance to take the Olympics around the rest of England, and to Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

Hampden Park, the Millennium Stadium, Old Trafford, Villa Park and St James' Park are all on London's venue list.

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