Olympic Games - Football

Will Team GB take the Gold medal at Wembley?

The football games at the Olympics will be taking place at a number of sporting venues across the country and begins on the 25 July - two days before the opening ceremony - through to the 11 August. Venues for the football for London 2012 include:

  • City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry.
  • Hampden Park, Glasgow.
  • Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
  • Old Trafford, Manchester.
  • St. James Park, Newcastle.
  • Wembley Stadium, London.

Men and women will compete in tournaments to take the Olympic Gold for their country. There will be 16 teams taking part in the men's event and 12 teams in the women's tournament. 

Check the weather forecast for each of the stadiums hosting the football for London 2012. 

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25 July - 11 August - Which football team will take Gold at London 2012? Check the forecast for each of the football venues across the UK.

Football and the weather

Ideal conditions for football are dry and settled with light winds but football stadiums usually produce quite localised weather effects due to the shelter provided from the seating galleries. This can make them particularly warm and stuffy on hot days.

Wembley Stadium facilities director Greg Gillin talks about how weather can affect the stadium and how they prepare for the events at the ground.

Wembley Stadium - weather and planning
Greg Gillin, Wembley Stadium Facilities Director, talks about how the weather can affect their planning for important football matches.

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