International Women's Day 2010

Exhibition: Women Making the London Olympics, Museum of London Docklands London until May 2 2010

Posted in 2010 03 08, London by womeninlondon on 11 March 2010

Female force behind Olympic London celebrated at Museum of London Docklands

Even if British athletes falter spectacularly on the tracks at the 2012 Olympics, the sprawl of futuristic facilities springing up at heat-winning pace across London will leave the nation with a legacy to savour.

Much of the construction work on the spectacular venues owe a heavy debt to the diligence and graft of hard-hatted female workers, and this project features images of 12 of them.

Taken from a set of calendars raising money for human rights organisation the Helen Bamber Foundation, it was opened on International Women’s Day – 8th March – by Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell.

“This exhibition encapsulates the legacy of the Olympics,” said Jowell, praising the Games for helping the team earn experience for “the building of future London.”

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