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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
Olympics 2012: BMX Circuit
The brand new BMX track for the London Olympics.
Description: The 2012 London Olympics Velopark will feature next to the Velodrome, a state of the art BMX (Bicycle Moto Cross) Circuit with 6,000 temporary seats.
BMX races are held on short outdoor tracks that include jumps, bumps and tight banked corners. Eight riders compete in each heat, with the top four qualifying for the next round. Races take about 40 seconds.
Tagged in this Tour: New London Architecture 2012
Tagged in this Tour: The London Olympics 2012 Tour