Olympics 2012: Games at Dorney Lake start Saturday

Olympics 2012: Games at Dorney Lake start Saturday

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Francis Batt

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Olympics 2012: Games at Dorney Lake start Saturday

Olympic excitement starts at Dorney Lake on Saturday and will run until Saturday, August 11.

The first week is devoted to rowing with the medal events starting on Wednesday, August 1, as the men and womens' sculling events are jammed into four days of intense activity between 9am and noon.

The second week will consist of canoe activities beginning Monday, August 6 with the medal events starting on the Wednesday, August 8 - climaxing in an intense day of competition on Saturday, August 11.

The Paralympic Games at Dorney Lake take place over the weekend of Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2.

Windsor Racecourse will no longer be the transport hub during the Paralympics, so impact on the Royal Borough will be much less.

Access will be directly into Court Lane, with Slough and Windsor and Eton Riverside the designated rail stations and free shuttle buses.

Park and ride sites will be open at Windsor Great Park, Stafferton Way in Maidenhead and Braywick Park in Maidenhead and Upton Court Park in Slough during the Olympics.

Two park and rides will operate from Upton Court, Slough and Stafferton Way, Maidenhead during the Paralympics.

Keep up-to-date with the Olympics by visiting our dedicated page and by following us on Twitter @maidenheadads and @expressseries for lives updates.

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