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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: Velodrome
The cycling centre and Northern hub of the Olympic park.
Location: Olympic Village, Stratford
Description: The 6,000 seat Velodrome will host the London Olympic and Paralympic Track Cycling events in 2012. The Velodrome design features a lower tier of 3,500 seats and an upper tier of 2,500 seats with the seating tiers divided by a 360 degree concourse level offering fabulous views over the Olympic Park and out to the London skyline.
After the 2012 Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes and the local community plus provide a caf, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities. A road cycle circuit and mountain bike course will be added to the Velodrome and BMX circuit to create a legacy VeloPark that will combine cycling facilities across all disciplines in one cycling 'hub'.
Tagged in this Tour: New London Architecture 2012
Tagged in this Tour: The London Olympics 2012 Tour