Updated: 20/03/2012 11:53 | By pa.press.net

Olympic Stadium



A spectacular interior shot of the Olympic Stadium. (© Press Association)

A spectacular interior shot of the Olympic Stadium.

Capacity: 80,000

Completion date: March 2011

Sports: Athletics

Events: 42

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Transport links: Tube - Stratford; Rail or Docklands Light Railway - Stratford International Station, West Ham Station

The Olympic Stadium is the focal point of both the Olympic Park and the London 2012 Games in general. The 80,000-capacity venue is the setting for both the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics programme. The stadium is surrounded on three sides by water and spectators can use five bridges to reach the venue, which is situated in the south of the Olympic Park. There is an 80-metre warm-up track within the stadium, along with 700 rooms - including eight changing rooms and four prayer rooms. It is the most sustainable stadium ever built as light steel and low-carbon concrete were used in its construction. The stadium will be utilised for another major international event during the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

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06/08/2012 01:42
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what a fantastic tribute to british engineering! It would be a true legacy if after the olympics that this state of the art stadium were to be utilised to promote sport in the UK by using it for not just future national and international events but also as a national training centre with state funded scholarships for future athletes.
02/08/2012 18:54
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Going to the Olympic stadium tomorrow Friday 3rd August and I can't wait. Bring it on..."

31/07/2012 17:19
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It's my birthday on Aug 31st and I am going with my son and grandson (5yrs) to see the Athletics at  the Paralympics in this wonderful Stadium.  I am so excited to be able to see these wonderful athletes and their achievements in this great venue which is something I will probably never see again .
27/07/2012 17:13
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