Capital set for second London 2012 Anniversary Games

The second edition of the London 2012 Anniversary Games will take place on Sunday at Horse Guards Parade and the Mall

By Sportsbeat
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The London 2012 Olympic Park Photo: Locog

London will celebrate almost two years since the 2012 Olympics this week as Horse Guards Parade gets set for a festival of athletics. We take a look at the week of Olympic sport below.

The second edition of the Anniversary Games will take place on Sunday as Horse Guards Parade and the Mall are transferred into an athletics arena ready to welcome the world’s best.

A $1m budget will attract the best Olympic and Paralympic athletes on the planet for events starting in the afternoon and going onto the evening, concluding with a men’s 100m race.

Last year’s inaugural Anniversary Games were a three-day celebration at the Olympic Stadium however the actual birthday, July 27, this year clashes with the Commonwealth Games.

Before Sunday, the Diamond League circuit moves to Monaco from Glasgow while cycling’s Tour de France continues with Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates left leading the British charge.

Diving’s World Cup kicks off in Shanghai with Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley heading up Britain’s team and fencing hosts its World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

And as sailing’s 470 European Championships conclude, water polo’s continental gathering begins in Budapest with Great Britain’s women facing Greece first up.

Diamond League, Monaco, 18 July
Anniversary Games, London, 20 July

Tour de France, ongoing

World Cup, Shanghai, 15-20 July

World Championships, Kazan, 16-20 July

470 European Championships, Athens, 15 July

Water Polo
European Championships, Budapest, 15-20 July

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