London 2012: Olympic test events timeline

Last updated at 14:58

London 2012 Olympics begin in less than a year and there's still loads for the organisers to do, including making sure the Olympic venues are up to scratch.

So every sport is having its own test event to make sure everything runs smoothly. As well as giving athletes a chance to try our the Olympic facilities, it also gives sports fans a chance to watch top stars in action.

Several have already taken place, including the triathlon in Hyde Park and cycling on the Mall, which both went to plan.

But at the basketball, the Chilean national anthem was played instead of the Chinese one. And at the rowing venue in Buckinghamshire, they realised the roads weren't wide enough for the TV trucks!

Here's a run down of the other events that are on, where and when...

19-20 August 2011

BMX Supercross World Cup 2011, at the Olympic Park in London

1-4 September 2011

Canoe sprint, by invitation at Eton Dorney Lake

3-10 October 2011

London Archery Classic at Lord's Cricket Ground

Denisse Astrid Van Lamoen of Chile shoots an arrow during the final match of the recurve women's individual event at the Archery World ChampionshipsAFP
Archery events at London 2012 will be held at the famous Lord's cricket ground

23-27 October 2011

International invitational women's handball, at the Olympic Park, London

24-27 November 2011

Invitational boxing at London's ExCel Centre

International Table Tennis Pro Tour grand finals at London's ExCel Centre

26 - 27 November 2011

International invitational fencing at London's ExCel Centre

ensuke Tasaki (L) of Japan challenges Sergii Zvieriev of Ukraine during their over 90 kg final at the 2011 IJF Cadet World Judo ChampionshipsReuters
Judo is one of several sports being performed at London's ExCel Centre

3 - 4 December 2011

International invitational judo at London's ExCel Centre

International invitational taekwondo at London's ExCel Centre

International invitational women's goalball tournament at the Olympic Park

10 - 11 December 2011

International invitational wrestling at London's ExCel Centre

International invitational weightlifting at London's ExCel Centre

10 - 13 December 2011

Olympic qualifier for artistic gymnastics, at North Greenwich Arena

13 January 2012

Olympic qualifier for trampoline gymnastics, at North Greenwich Arena

16 - 18 January 2012

Olympic qualifier for rhythmic gymnastics, at North Greenwich Arena

17 - 19 February 2012

UCI track cycling World Cup Classic, at the Olympic Park velodrome

Cassidy Krug dives during the women"s 3-meter springboard finals at the 2011 AT&T National Diving ChampionshipsAP
The aquatics centre at the Olympic Park will be home to the diving events

20 - 26 February

Diving World Cup at the Olympic Park aquatics centre

3 - 10 March

British swimming championships (50m) at the Olympic Park aquatics centre

April 2012 - exact date to be confirmed

Men's Olympic football qualifier at City of Coventry stadium

18 - 19 April

International invitational wheelchair rugby at the Olympic Park basketball arena

18 - 22 April

Olympic Games synchronised swimming qualification tournament at the Olympic Park aquatics centre

18 - 28 April

Shooting World Cup at the Royal Artillery Barracks

2 - 6 May

International invitational hockey tournament at the Olympic Park hockey centre

3 - 6 May

Wheelchair tennis at Eton Manor, Olympic Park

4 - 6 May

Paralympic Archery International 2012 at the Royal Artillery Barracks

4 - 7 May

British University and Colleges sports championships for track and field events, at the Olympic Stadium

5 - 7 May

International invitational boccia at the Olympic Park's basketball arena

8 May

Disability Grand Prix (Athletics) at the Olympic Stadium