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Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games hosted at Horse Guards Parade

On Sunday 20 July 2014, the second annual Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games will be hosted in a temporary stadium in Horse Guards Parade as its usual home, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium in Stratford is closed for renovations.

Image by Richard Phipps Flickr Creative Commons

Image by Richard Phipps Flickr Creative Commons

The specially built stadium will attract some of the best Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the world including: Team GB’s Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock who won gold on ‘Super Saturday’ and ‘Thriller Thursday’ respectively at London 2012. Pole vault world record holder Renaud LavillenieOlympic hurdles champion and world record holder Aries Merritt and 2008 Olympic Champion Blanka Vlasic.

Throughout the afternoon and early evening, a full range of track events including hurdles, 100m,  pole vaults, long jump and shot put  will take place at Horse Guards Parade stadium, the former home of the very popular beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympics.

In addition, a two mile purpose built track will be put down on the Mall, where visitors can watch for free and with the likes of six-time Paralympic champion David Weir and double Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockcroft in action, this is guaranteed to be a thrilling event to mark the anniversary of London 2012.

Image from Tab 59 Flickr Creative Commons

Image from Tab 59 Flickr Creative Commons

Rutherford, who set a British record of 8.51m this spring commented ‘It’s going to be incredibly special to hold the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games here.  It’s one of the most iconic parts of London and, just around the corner, we’ve Her Majesty the Queen sipping on her tea!’.

Tickets are on sale now.  Click here to buy tickets online or call 0800 556056

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