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Olympic stadia - past, present, future

1984 Los Angeles: The Coliseum, originally built in the 1920s, staged the Olympics in both 1932 and 1984

1984 Los Angeles: The Coliseum, which was originally built in the 1920s, staged the Olympic Games in both 1932 and 1984

1988 Seoul: Construction on the Olympic Stadium began in 1977 with the aim of staging the Asian Games in 1986

1988 Seoul: Construction on the Olympic Stadium began in 1977 with the aim of staging the Asian Games in 1986

1992: Barcelona's Olympic Stadium, seen in the background, is now home to top-flight football team Espanyol

1992 Barcelona: The Olympic Stadium, which is visible in the background, is now home to top-flight football team Espanyol

Atlanta's Olympic stadium now houses the Atlanta Braves baseball team - the athletics track has been removed

1996 Atlanta: The Atlanta Braves baseball team now play at the Olympic Stadium - the athletics track has been removed

Stadium Australia was able to hold 114,714 spectators for the closing ceremony in 2000

2000 Sydney: Stadium Australia was able to accommodate a staggering 114,714 spectators for the closing ceremony

The Athens stadium was built in 1982 to host the European Athletics Championships and later renovated for the Olympics in 2004

2004 Athens: The Olympic Stadium was originally built in 1982 for the European Athletics Championships and later renovated

2008: Beijing's design has been likened to a bird cage and has been a difficult complex contruction for designers

2008 Beijing: The design has been likened to a bird cage or a bird's nest and has been a complex contruction for engineers

2012 London: Officials will unveil on Wednesday the design for the Olympic Stadium, which is to be constructed in Stratford

2012 London: Officials unveiled on Wednesday the design for the Olympic Stadium, which is to be constructed in Stratford



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