Olympic Stadium to host London Grand Prix on anniversary of 2012 opening ceremony… but will Bolt run away from taxman again
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Local hero: Jessica Ennis was one of the stars of London 2012 as she claimed gold in the heptathlon
Mo Farah, who won gold medals in the
10,000 metres and 5,000m at the Olympics, said: 'The atmosphere was
electric during the Games, I'll never forget it, so it's great that the
British fans, and athletes, will get to experience that again so soon
after the Games.'
Athletics tickets were among the most sought after for the Games and heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis hopes the Grand Prix will give people who were unable to buy tickets a chance to see high-class athletics at the stadium.
She said: 'It is brilliant to hear that the British Athletics London GP is going to be held at the Olympic Stadium a year after the Games.
'It will give athletes and fans who did not get to experience the amazing venue the chance to go there, and for those of us who had the most incredible experiences on the track and field, an opportunity to relive a few memories.
'Hopefully I will be there and using the competition as part of my preparation for the World Championships.'
Speedsters: Usain Bolt (left) and his Jamaican team-mates set a new 4x100m world record in London
Lighting up London: The stadium was also full for the Paralympics last summer