West Ham United has been selected as the preferred club to move into the Olympic Stadium in east London after the 2012 Games.
Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chiefs chose the club's bid over a rival proposal from Tottenham Hotspur.
The decision must now be passed by the OPLC board, two government departments and the mayor of London Boris Johnson.
The decision in favour of West Ham's bid was unanimous.
West Ham's plan will to keep athletics in east London and leave the running track untouched.