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2012 Olympics bosses deny plans to flatten stadium

PUBLISHED: 19:46 08 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:36 05 October 2010

LONDON’s 2012 Olympics bosses have denied they are seriously considering a plan to flatten the stadium after the Games in four years’ time. Reports have suggested the £525 million East London venue could be demolished and replaced by a Premier League football ground

LONDON's 2012 Olympics bosses have denied they are seriously considering a plan to flatten the stadium after the Games in four years' time.

Reports have suggested the £525 million East London venue could be demolished and replaced by a Premier League football ground.

But the London Development Agency, the body responsible for the post-2012 use of the site, has moved quickly to play down the claims.

Mayor Boris Johnson's office was also quick to point out he was "not aware of any plans to demolish the stadium."

The mayor remains committed to finding a viable, long-term use for all the permanent Olympic venues and wanted "athletics to be part of that legacy," City Hall pointed out.

The Development agency insisted "no stone had been left unturned" in exploring all the options for the venue and the drawing up of a range of possible scenarios was part and parcel of the legacy planning process.

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