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Athletics: Olympic Stadium to host London Grand Prix

January 24, 2013
Olympic Stadium

The London Legacy Development Corporation and British Athletics have today confirmed that the 2013 British Athletics London Grand Prix will be held at the Olympic Stadium on the anniversary weekend of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games.

Olympic StadiumPart of the prestigious Samsung Diamond League, the London Grand Prix is traditionally held at Crystal Palace, with the move welcomed by some of Britain’s top athletics stars.

“It is brilliant to hear that the British Athletics London GP is going to be held at the Olympic Stadium a year after the Games,” said Olympic heptathlon champion Jess Ennis.

“It will give athletes and fans who did not get to experience the amazing venue the chance to go there, and for those of us who had the most incredible experiences on the track and field, an opportunity to re-live a few memories! Hopefully I will be there and using the competition as part of my preparation for the World Championships.”

The confirmation of the change in venue follows the Legacy Corporation announcing a deal with Live Nation, one of the world’s leading live entertainment promoters, to relocate two of its biggest music festivals to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer, as well as staging summer concerts in the Stadium.

The news also follows the unveiling of UK Athletics’s new identity for the sport,“British Athletics”.

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