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The New design looks very nice and reminiscent of the Olympic lights,
But I think it’s a shame to not keep the full Olympic size,
I think the full stadium over the weekend gives credence to this,
Also Boris said the massive crowd at the weekend proved the stadiums had a bright future
As an athletics venue
He also said there will be a national Paralympics day in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park and stadium every year!!.

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the Mayor should be showing strong leadership, & standing up for athletics & the legacy. Instead, we've got Boris, who seems just as bumbling & clueless as everyone else.

But the most important thing we've learned about Boris over the years is that, behind the facade, he is absolutely not as bumbling and clueless as everybody else. In this instance he will certainly have a very good grasp of the economics of sport, and will be well aware that without football, he'd be looking at an Athens (or, sadly, Don Valley) scenario.

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Stadium timetable:

  • E20 Stadium LLP is the name of the joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council. It is a Limited Liability Partnership that was specifically set up to manage the stadium.Removal of first 14 rows of seating and terraces – August 2013
  • Roof dismantling works start – mid-October 2013
  • Roof dismantled – by Spring 2014
  • New roof erected – by Spring 2015
  • Concessions, toilets, turnstiles, hospitality space and rugby pitch complete for use by RWC2015 – by Summer 2015
  • RWC2015 matches – September and October 2015
  • Retractable seating install, hospitality fit-out, football pitch and athletic track complete – by Summer 2016
  • 2016 Diamond League – July 2016
  • 2016 Football Season starts – August 2016
  • 2017 IPC & IAAF World Athletic Championships


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Dow’s London 2012 stadium wrap reused in Rio social project



One year on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, the innovative and eye-catching ‘wrap’ that enclosed the iconic Olympic Stadium has been recycled and reused at a social project in Rio de Janeiro.

The specialised wrap, which was provided by Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow and featured fabric coated with technology from Dow Elastomers, has been installed at the Bola Pra Frente Institute – a social project that provides education for socially-vulnerable children and teenagers in the Muquiço community of Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Olympic Games.


Panels from the wrap have been installed as shades at the Institute’s headquarters to increase the available space for outdoor activities. The installation of the shades also offered an opportunity to provide training and work to eight young people in the Muquiço community, who installed the panels and canopies after going through a training programme.

"The opportunity to bring one of our company’s key innovations from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Bola Pra Frente, a social project located at the next Olympic host city, emphasises Dow's commitment to the Olympic Games and to Rio de Janeiro," said George Hamilton, vice president, Dow Olympic Operations.

In addition to the Bola Pra Frente Institute in Brazil, panels from the stadium wrap will also be donated to an organisation in Uganda, which is dedicated to the education and social inclusion of children exposed to the hardships of the country’s civil war.

The remaining panels will then be recycled to be used as material for packaging, flooring and building applications.


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