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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 12:36 GMT
London 2012 stadium in pictures

The design for London 2012's new stadium

The general public finally found out what the London 2012 stadium will look like when plans were unveiled on Wednesday

The Olympic Park site in Stratford

Work has already begun on the Olympic Park site in Stratford

Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (L), and David Higgins ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority) chief executive pose for the camera

London 2012 boss Sebastian Coe said work on the stadium would begin in April 2008, three months ahead of schedule

A deconstructed artist's impression of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium

The biggest difference to previous Olympic stadia concerns the seating - 55,000 seats will be 'demountable' or temporary

The interior of the London 2012 stadium design

The main feature of the stadium design is the sunken bowl, which is designed to bring spectators close to the action

London 2012 officials are looking for a tenant to occupy the stadium once the Olympics and Paralympics are over

London 2012 officials are looking for a tenant to occupy the stadium once the Olympics and Paralympics are over

But a tie-up with a major football team such as West Ham has already been ruled out by London mayor Ken Livingstone

But a tie-up with a major football team such as West Ham has already been ruled out by London mayor Ken Livingstone



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