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Greenwich Park says goodbye to the London 2012 Games
GREENWICH Park owners say they are proud after 19 days of Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events came to a close yesterday (September 4).
Team GB won a whopping 17 medals including eight gold medals at the venue, performing better than ever.
The park which dates back to 1433, has been one of the most iconic venues of the games being the largest temporary arena outside the Olympic Park with magnificent views of London.
Horses have literally jumped from east to west over the Prime Meridian Line in the Show Jumping and Eventing competitions.
Sold out events meant around 20,000 spectators a day witnessed the competitions.
Royal Parks chief executive Linda Lennon said: "Greenwich Park is going to be remembered as one as the most stunning venues of the Games and we hope that these events will inspire people to visit this beautiful green space in the future."
She added: "The priority for The Royal Parks now is the reinstatement of Greenwich Park, work which we began in early August, well before the end of the Olympic Games.
"With the final temporary structures removed from the park by the end of November, I am confident that the park will be fully restored after the grass growing season in 2013."
Work to remove the Paralympic Route Network (PRN) in Greenwich began last night (September 4) as the events ended.
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