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25-07-2012

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL VENUE FOR THE LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES 2012

Exhibition Centre in Earls Court

London, England, July 25, 2012 - The beach volleyball venue for this Olympic Games in London is an historical place that will become an outstanding scenery for such important event but indoor volleyball does not remain aside and will take place at a traditional hall used to receiving hundreds of viewers. It will be the Exhibition Centre in Earls Court, nearby the airport terminal and not far from downtown London.

Earls Court, as the neighbourhood is call, stands nearby Kensington and Chelsea and has the Argentine Embassy very near. This is also the name of one of the most important exhibition centres in the country and no doubt, the biggest in London capital city.

At the same, hundreds of different events are organized each year, including Conferences, Music Shows (there played and sang among many others Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna). It can host 19,000 viewers and it already knows what it means to be an Olympic venue as in the 1948 London Olympic Games it hosted Boxing, Gym, Weights and Fighting.

It was inaugurated in the year 1937 and at that time it became the largest exhibition centre of all Europe with great dreams as the Volleyball Indoor competition that many decades later will give the gold to one of the participating countries for each gender.

Now, the place was updated specially for Volleyball and after the competition ends it will be refreshed as it stood before to welcome concerts and all kind of exhibitions.

Earls Court is famous because many known celebrities live there. At one time Alfred Hitchcock (cinema), Freddie Mercury (singer) the Princess of Wales and Howard Carter (archaeologist).

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