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Design unveiled for showcase stadium for 2012 Games

Updated: November 7, 2007, 8:33 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- London organizers unveiled the design Wednesday of the showpiece venue for the 2012 Olympics -- an 80,000-seat, $1 billion stadium for track and field events and the opening and closing ceremonies.

The design includes a sunken bowl featuring permanent seating for 25,000 spectators, with the remaining 55,000 seats in a temporary structure at the top.

After the Olympics, the stadium, surrounded by water on three sides, will be converted to a 25,000-seat arena for track ...

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