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Cover Story
A unique chapter in the history
of Horse Guards Parade
The 2012 Olympic beach volleyball tournament will live long in
the memory of all of those who took part, whether as a player,
a spectator, a volunteer, an official, a media representative or
a television viewer. Ever since it was announced that Horse
Guards Parade would be the venue for the event, anticipation
had built steadily; and now that it is all over, it is safe to say
that no one went home disappointed.
HorseGuards Parade is in central London, next door toBritishPrime
Minister David Cameron’s home at 10 Downing Street, and he was
one of many famous faces to take in a session of beach volleyball
during the Games. With the likes of the Prince of Monaco, Sir Paul
McCartney, former UNSecretaryGeneral KofiAnnan andMicrosoft
founder Bill Gates in attendance, beach volleyball at Horse Guards
Parade was arguably the hottest ticket in town.
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The magnificent setting at Horse Guards Parade, overlooked by the London
Eye and many of Britain’s most important government buildings