11 Jun 2011

Olympic basketball venue completed

11:42 am on 11 June 2011

The building of the 12,000-seat basketball arena for the London 2012 Olympics has been completed.

The temporary stadium took 15 months to build and is the fourth venue at the Olympic Park to be finished, with a test event to be held there in August.

The 35-metre high white venue will be dismantled after the Games and a large part of it reused or recycled.

It will host men's and women's group basketball competition matches, women's quarter-finals and handball games.

The main section of knockout matches in the basketball event will take place at the O2 Arena.