Track date for Olympic Park

THE OLYMPIC Stadium will mark the anniversary of last year’s Games opening ceremony by hosting the London Grand Prix athletics meeting later this year.

The event, which has been moved from its traditional home of Crystal Palace, is set to take place on the weekend of 27 July – a year after London 2012 got under way. Moving the meeting means a huge potential increase in attendance – the Stratford venue holds up to 80,000 compared to Crystal Palace’s 22,000.

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis said: “Hopefully I will be there and using the competition as part of my preparation for the World Championships [in August].”