11th February 2011

Olympic Stadium Occupancy

11 February

The Olympic Park Legacy Company announced this morning that the bid for occupancy of the Olympic Stadium from West Ham United and Newham Council, which has been publicly backed by UKA, has been approved.

UKA Chairman Ed Warner said: “We are of course delighted with this recommendation. The pledges made on behalf of our sport have been met and there will be a long term athletics legacy in the Olympic Park. The West Ham and Newham bid has shown real vision and gives the UK a unique opportunity for athletics at every level as well as the best chance of hosting future international major events.

“The retention of the track means we now have a fantastic opportunity to ensure that Athletics, the number one Olympic and Paralympic sport, can not only make the most of the 2012 opportunity, but ensure that it continues to inspire for generations to come.”