2012 London Olympic Equestrian Site Approved

Land at Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College, and Blackheath Circus Field will be used for the equestrian and modern pentathlon portions of the 2012 London Olympic Games, following approval of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games' plan yesterday by the Greenwich Council's Planning Committee.

"The FEI is thrilled by the decision of the Greenwich Council's Planning Committee in regard to the planning application for Greenwich Park," said HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale.

"Greenwich Park is a spectacular venue which places equestrian sport right at the heart of the 2012 Olympic Games," said FEI Secretary General Alex McLin. "With just over two years left until the Games open we are looking forward to working with (the Organizing Committee) to showcase the sport to the world from this spectacular location in London."

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