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Friday, 12 April, 2002, 22:50 GMT 23:50 UK
Bislett to close for repairs
Action from the Bislett Games at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo
The Bislett stadium is in need of repair
Oslo's prestigious Bislett Games athletics meeting could be moved to Gothenburg in 2004 while the decrepit stadium is rebuilt.

The historic Bislett stadium, which is a host for the prestigious Golden League events, needs a major overhaul, meeting organiser Svein Arne Hansen announced on Friday.

Modernisation to the stands means the stadium could be closed for at least a year and the organisers are eyeing Sweden as the meeting's ideal temporary home.

The Nya Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, which hosted the 1995 world athletics championships and the 2006 European championships, is being mooted as an alternative venue.

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