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Washing the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, London

This week, we’ve been eagerly getting the Queen Elizabeth Stadium at the Olympic Park ready for the Muller Anniversary Games.

Bolt will be among some of the athletes competing at the Muller Anniversary Games on the 22nd, where he will be racing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting. Following the IAAF Diamond League, is the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final, taking place on the 23rd.

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We always feel honoured when the Olympic Park ask us to wash the track, and have worked there several times over the last few years, including painting during the Olympic 2012 games.

This last week, we’ve been cleaning the full-sized track using our specialist high-pressure machines. This involved a couple of extra long days from the team, in order to get the track up to standard for the up and coming 2 day events. Being one of the world’s biggest athletic events with global athletes competing on the field and track, we are glad the clean is now complete and the track is ready and waiting for a couple of world records to be broken on…hopefully!

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#StadiumSelfie from our director, Marc Adams.

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White Line Services – 38 years later

White Line Services International Limited are a 3 generations family run business, who have travelled to over 60 countries across the world, painting athletic tracks.

Over the years, we have visited the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Australia, the list goes on.

Here is a snapshot of some of the great work we have been involved in over the last 38 years.

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In September 2002, we were in Salt Lake City, Utah, surveying and painting the indoor track ready for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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In 2004, we were over in Mexico painting the running track in Puerto Vallarta. This was the image taken while paragliding over the city.


In 2009, White Line Services travelled to Bolivia in Central South America, where they surveyed and painted a new track in Sucre. 

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Over in the United Arab Emirates, in 2011, we surveyed a new track in Dubai. Battling the sun and sand, but always a fun experience.

Gibraltar view of track

Here’s a view of the track we did in Gibraltar in 2011. With sea views, where could be better than Gibraltar for athletics. 

More recently we have spent a lot of time in Europe, namely Sweden, Poland, Norway and Belgium. It was only last week we returned from washing and remarking over in Tilbury, Holland.

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Here is the Tilbury track in Holland last week. This image is after the track wash but before the new lines were put down. 

UK Athletic Sporting Calendar in 2016

What can we expect from the athletic sporting calendar in 2016?

Well, after a long 4 year wait since the last summer Olympic Games in London 2012, this year we have the 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until 5th August for the games to kick off, so in the meantime, here are a few other athletic sporting events for you to look out for.

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Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix

20th February

With double Olympic and five-time world champion Mo Farah competing, plus Jessica Ennis-Hill, and long jump champion Greg Rutherford all competing in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this event. Taking place on 20th February at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, you can tune into witness the best single day of indoor athletics that Scotland has ever seen.

Virgin Money London Marathon

24th April 

A tradition for over 35 years, the London Marathon is a long- distance running event that occurs annually every spring. Approximately 38,000 runners will be braving the start line this April, so don’t forget to watch the race kicking off, especially if you know someone competing.

Diamond League Athletics

4th June

IAAF Diamond League Athletics hosted in Birmingham will be kicking off at the Alexander Stadium on 5th June 2016. Attracting some of the biggest names in sporting history, this outdoor event kicks off the outdoor Athletic season in style.


British Athletics Championships

24th – 26th June

Another sporting event at the Birmingham Alexander stadium, this time the best of Britain will be here, ready to be crowned British champion, as well as win their place in the British Athletics team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

London Anniversary Games

22nd – 24th July

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Park Stadium at the Olympic Park, the London Anniversary Games as another huge annual sporting event, where some of the top athletes in the world will be competing. This year, legendary Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man is set to compete.

Although some of us wont be able to make it all the way over to Rio de Janeiro to support the Olympic Games 2016, we sure will be tuning in the support the Olympic Games 5th– 21st August followed by the Paralympic Games 7th-18th September.