The park is as big as 350 football stadiums. Major event sites are located here: Aquatic Center, Velodrome, Basketball Arena, Field Hockey Stadium and The Copper Box (for handball). The Olympic Stadium itself is surrounded by canals, and they have created nice walking paths along the water, mostly landscaped with colorful wildflowers. There's a large screen (double sided) TV to watch events live. A grassy knoll on either side provides a park-like setting to enjoy what's on the screen.
We were at the park to see the first competition in diving, which was women's 3 meter springboard synchronized diving. The Chinese were the favorites, and they lived up to their reputation, near perfection. The battle was for the silver, and Team USA took that. I've attached a picture of the interior of the Aquatic Center. If you look closely, you'll see some divers practicing.
We have been very lucky in terms of managing with the crowds. We have easily whisked through security and quickly gotten on trains to and from the park. So, no horror stories like some predicted.
We also saw badminton tonight at Wembley Arena. Since we were out from 9AM to 11PM and walked 10 miles today, we'll save a report on that for another day.
Time to rest; tomorrow is beach volleyball . . .