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West Ham chosen for Olympic stadium

Updated: March 3, 2011, 9:33 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The British government and the Mayor of London have formally approved West Ham's bid to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

The Premier League club was selected last month as the preferred tenant for the $867 million venue, beating a rival bid from Tottenham.

The decision needed to be ratified by the government and Mayor Boris Johnson's office, and the Department for Communities and Local Government granted that approval on Thursday.

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