London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Eton College Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor is the venue for the rowing and canoe sprint events in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Thames Valley Police is working closely with partners to ensure the safety of participants and spectators at these events and minimise any disruption to the lives of local residents, businesses and commuters.

Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a 450-acre parkland near Windsor in Berkshire.

A national safety and security operation will be delivered by the UK police service to ensure a safe, secure and resilient London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Thames Valley Police has been involved in the planning and consultation process over the past two-and-a-half years.

Many agencies are also involved in making sure the Games are safe and secure, including the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the other emergency services.

The Dorney Lake events (opens new window) are scheduled as follows:

  • 2012 Olympic Rowing - Saturday 28 July to Saturday 4 August
  • 2012 Olympic Canoe Sprint - Monday 6 August to Saturday 11 August
  • 2012 Paralympic Rowing - Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September

Beware of ticket scams and unauthorised websites

London 2012 will never contact you directly to ask for your personal or financial details for your ticketing account. If you receive an email, letter or phone call asking for these, please report it to London 2012 and view the London 2012 stay safe online page (opens new window).

Thames Valley Police strongly advises against buying a London 2012 ticket from an unauthorised website or tout as you run the risk of being scammed. For more information, visit the official ticketing website for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (opens new window).