This summer has seen the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (the new name for the London 2012 Olympic Park) partially re-open a year ahead of schedule to allow a series of over 20 major music and sporting events to take place within the Park.
Following the success of the Games Makers at London 2012, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Champions was formed in association with activeNewham and Newham Council (one of the main host boroughs for the games) to allow volunteers to have a key role in helping to ensure the success of this summer’s concerts and festivals and be responsible for welcoming visitors to the Park.
Park Champions comprised a healthy mixture of Games Makers, Ceremonies Volunteers, and General Public in helping to enhance the visitors experience of this summers festivals and sporting events.
Events supported include EAST (North Park Opening Event), Electric Daisy Carnival, Festival of Disability Sport, Hard Rock Calling (Bruce Springsteen and Kasabian), Join In, Lollibop, London Anniversary Games,
Mumford & Sons Concert, National Lottery Anniversary Run, Ride London 100, Wireless (Jay Z, Justin Timberlake).
Following a successful 2013, we await with baited breath news on what 2014 may bring and hope that the Park Champions are reformed to help with future events in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.