Olympic Stadium to stage London Grand Prix

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Photo -   FILE This is a image released on Sept. 30, 2011 by the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority shows the parklands area in the south of the Olympic Park looking towards the Olympic Stadium in London. London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts it was reported Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013. The London Legacy Development Corporation the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with events promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation also will hold other concerts in park's Olympic Stadium over the summer after gaining exclusive rights to the venue. (AP Photo/Anthony Charlton, ODA, Ho, FILE) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
FILE This is a image released on Sept. 30, 2011 by the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority shows the parklands area in the south of the Olympic Park looking towards the Olympic Stadium in London. London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts it was reported Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013. The London Legacy Development Corporation the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with events promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation also will hold other concerts in park's Olympic Stadium over the summer after gaining exclusive rights to the venue. (AP Photo/Anthony Charlton, ODA, Ho, FILE) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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LONDON (AP) — The London Grand Prix will be staged at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, exactly a year after the venue hosted the opening ceremony of the London Games.

The Diamond League meet is usually held at the 15,500-seat National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace, but will now take place at the stadium in east London that has an 80,000-seat capacity.

British athlete Mo Farah, who won Olympic gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters last year, says "the atmosphere was electric during the games ... so it's great that the British fans, and athletes, will get to experience that again."

The Olympic Park has been closed to the public since the end of the Paralympic Games, but will open again in phases, starting July 27.

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