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Last Updated: Monday, 8 November, 2004, 11:59 GMT
London 2012 venue: Millennium Dome
How events in the Millennium Dome would look in 2012
Gymnastics, trampolining and basketball finals

Labelled an embarrassing white elephant after being used for the Millennium celebrations, the Dome could come into its own at a 2012 London Olympics.

Although situated on the other side of the River Thames from the planned Olympic zone in the Lower Lea Valley, the Dome is just a few miles away in Greenwich.

The plan is to link it to the core zone with a giant park from the north bank of the Thames to Hackney Marshes.

The Dome is set to be transformed into a 20,000-seater sports and entertainment centre by 2006, making it the ideal venue for indoor Olympic events like artistic gymnastics, trampolining and basketball.

Next to the Dome, a temporary, 6,000-capacity Greenwich Arena would be built to stage badminton and rhythmic gymnastics.

It would be relocated to another part of the United Kingdom after the Games.



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