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Monday, 6 August, 2012

The scene at Greenwich Park today was thrilling as Team GB’s Equestrian Jumping Team - Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles - took home the Gold medal.

The Royal Parks Chief Executive Linda Lennon CBE said:

"Everyone here at The Royal Parks is celebrating this gold alongside the Team GB’s Equestrian Jumping Team and we are very proud to have provided the venue for this unforgettable day Team GB’s history.

"The deafening silence as riders took their jumps on the incredible course followed by the elation and cheers of the crowd as they jumped to their feet when Team GB won gold is the epitome of what these Games are about.

"We truly believe that Greenwich Park is one of the most beautiful sporting venues ever seen and now, to have gold and silver medal for Team GB won here makes it even more special - and who knows how many more of the medals which are still to be decided.”

Greenwich Park is playing an important role in the London 2012 Games hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian competitions and the combined running and shooting event of the modern Pentathlon.

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Greenwich Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks.

Greenwich Park hosts the Prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory as well as being part of the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site which is home to National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College.

The oldest enclosed Royal Park, Greenwich dates back to 1427 and offers spectacular views across the River Thames to St Pauls Cathedral and beyond.


For further information about The Royal Parks, please contact the London 2012 Communications Team on 0300 061 2082 or 0300 061 2148 or

Notes for Editors

About The Royal Parks and the 2012 Olympics

The Royal Parks, which manages eight Royal Parks including Hyde Park, will play a central role in helping to deliver a successful London 2012 Games. In addition to hosting BT London Live Hyde Park, the largest Live Site in London, 11 Olympic and Paralympic events will take place across six Royal Parks. These events include the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming competitions in Hyde Park, the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events in Greenwich Park and within St James’ Park, the Beach Volleyball competition on Horse Guards Parade and the Road Race events on The Mall.

Almost 40 million Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of London. The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. For further information please visit: or sign up at


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