No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events

NOGOE logoADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: No to Greenwich Park Olympic Equestrian Events (NOGOE) was a campaign group established to protest against the proposed use of Greenwich Park for London 2012’s Olympic & Paralympic Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events by London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games’ (LOCOG). The group was supported by local residents, and publicly fronted by the historian David Starkey.

The campaign group protested against the closure of parts of Greenwich Park, and against the damage the equestrian and modern pentathlon events could cause to the flora, fauna and archaeology of Greenwich Park.

NOGOE delivered a large number of signed protest papers to government, held protests in Greenwich Park, produced a film titled ‘Saving Greenwich Park’, and argued the case for the equestrian and modern pentathlon events to be held at other suitable venues in the UK. However, a final decision was ruled to hold these events in Greenwich Park. 

NOGOE’s campaign work continued in the aftermath of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Equestrian & Modern Pentathlon events, with the group arguing against the condition the park was left in following the games.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers of No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events (NOGOE 2012) (c2005-2013), including the following: correspondence between NOGOE and other associated organisations, and individuals regarding NOGOE's campaign and the London 2012 Olympic equestrian events, 2004-2013; NOGOE administration and campaign papers, including minutes and notes from NOGOE meetings, NOGOE protest papers, and  NOGOE reports, 2007-2012; publicity papers including loose press cuttings, newsletters and media/press releases regarding NOGOE's campaign, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics (including specific reference to the equestrian and modern pentathlon events in Greenwich Park), 2006-2013; NOGOE photographs and audio-visual material, including photographs of NOGOE's campaign, and digital content of NOGOE's film, 'Saving Greenwich Park', 2008-2012; T-Shirts and accessories relating to NOGOE's campaign, LOCOG, and London 2012 Olympic equestrian events, c2012; various ephemeral materials relating to NOGOE's campaign, LOCOG, the 2011 Olympic test equestrian event in Greenwich Park, and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, 2005-2011; miscellaneous material relating to NOGOE, LOCOG, and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games (including specific reference to proposal to host the equestrian and modern pentathlon events at Greenwich Park), 2007-2013; papers and reports regarding the planning and logistics of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, and papers regarding previous Olympic equestrian venues and events in Beijing, Athens and Sydney, c2003-2015; and papers relating to various organisations and societies associated with Greenwich, Greenwich Park, and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, 2007-2012.

QUANTITY: 21 boxes, 3 oversized items, digital material