Big screen for sailing Olympics confirmed
- Tue, 11 Jan 2011
A large screen will be erected on Weymouth Beach during the 2012 Olympic games for people to watch the sailing events, it it has been confirmed.
Nothe Gardens will also be used as an official Olympic spectator ticketed venue for viewing the events between 27 July and 12 August 2012.
Councillors approved the proposal at a management committee meeting on Tuesday.
Funding for the Weymouth beach venue will come from the £1.5m allocated to Weymouth and Portland Council to deliver additional services and facilities for the 2012 games.
Up to 50,000 visitors are expected to watch the sailing events at Weymouth and Portland during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.