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Olympic canoeing dates for Eton Dorney released

Dorney Lake
Image caption About 30,000 spectators per day are expected during the Games

The schedule of canoeing events for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been released.

Canoe sprint events, such as the kayak double 200m, the kayak single 500m and the canoe single 1,000m, will be held in Eton Dorney, near Windsor.

The events will run from 6 to 11 August and ticket prices range from £20 to £95.

About 30,000 spectators are expected daily at the lake on the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire border.

Canoeist Tim Brabants, a gold medallist in Beijing, hopes to defend his kayak single 1,000m title at Eton Dorney on 8 August.

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