2012 Olympic Venue Preview: ExCeL

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: The Olympic rings at ExCel on July 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The ExCeL will be home to seven sports during the 2012 London Olympics.

Location: London Docklands, an area in east and southeast London

Events: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Construction: 2001, with renovations in 2010

Acres: 100

Sports Halls: Five

The ExCeL (short for Exhibition Center London) is the largest competition venue and will be one of the busiest sites at the 2012 London Olympics, home to seven different sports and in use throughout the weeks of the Summer Games.

Opened originally as an international conference center in 2001, the ExCeL has proved a versatile space for many events, including trial runs of sporting tournaments in 2011, and did not need to be modified for the Olympics. Five sports halls with capacities varying from 5,000 to 10,000 fans will see allow fans to see everything from the clean and jerk to epee fencing at the ExCeL.

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Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Unsurprisingly, the ExCeL will be back to having conferences and the like within its walls shortly after the Olympics.

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