12 Facts About London Stadium


London Stadium is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the Stratford district of London.

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London Stadium hosted the 2017 IAAF World Championships and 2017 World Para Athletics Championships .

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On 13 October 2006, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games confirmed that it had selected Sir Robert McAlpine and Populous with whom to start exclusive negotiations to fulfil the eventual design-and-build contract of the new Olympic Stadium after no other organisations met the bidding criteria.

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London Stadium was equipped with a nine lane Mondo 400 metres athletics track.

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London Stadium site is on former industrial land between the River Lea, the City Mill River, and the Old Pudding Mill River, parts of the Bow Back Rivers.

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Olympic London Stadium hosted its first public event on 31 March 2012, serving as the finish line for the National Lottery Olympic Park Run.

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London Stadium hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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London Stadium hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

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London Stadium are be responsible for the London Marathon Charitable Trust Community Track and events on the south park lawn.

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In February 2018, London Stadium was announced as the venue for the inaugural Athletics World Cup.

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On 2 May 2013, it was officially announced that the Olympic London Stadium was due to host four Pool matches during the World Cup and the Bronze final.

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London Stadium is located in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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