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London Olympic Stadium to Host Track Meet on Games’ Anniversary

January 24, 2013

The London Olympic stadium will host an athletics meet on the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games.

The London Grand Prix, part of track and field’s elite Diamond League series, will be held at the stadium in east London on July 27, one year to the date of the Olympics’ opening.

“The atmosphere was electric during the Games,” Britain’s Mo Farah, who won the men’s 5,000 and 10,000 gold medals in the stadium, said in a statement from the London Legacy Development Corp. “I’ll never forget it, so it’s great that British fans, and athletes, will get to experience that again so soon after the Games.”

The London Grand Prix will coincide with the first re- opening stage of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which is undergoing a 292 million-pound ($462 million) transformation scheduled to be completed by spring of 2014. The meet has previously been held at Crystal Palace in south London.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.


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