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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Olympics 2012: Main Stadium
The main Olympic Stadium for the 2012 London Olympics.
Location: Marshgate Lane, Stratford
Description: The London Olympic Stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The stadium will have an 80,000 capacity making it temporarily the third-largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. Land preparation for the stadium began in mid-2007, with the official construction start date on 22 May 2008, although piling works for the foundation unofficially began 4 weeks ahead of that date.
The design features a stadium bowl holding the 25,000 permanent seats, surrounded by 55,000 demountable seats that will taken away after the Games.
After the Games, it will be transformed into a 25,000 capacity Athletics stadium and will host a variety of sporting, educational, cultural and community events. It will be a sustainable and vibrant facility, attracting other businesses and investment and acting as a hub for the communities living in and around the Olympic Park.
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Tagged in this Tour: The London Olympics 2012 Tour