Athletics-London Olympic Stadium to be new base for UK athletes (Reuters)

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – The London Olympic Stadium, centrepiece of last year’s Games, will serve as a new national base for British athletics as well as home to soccer club West Ham United, officials said on Tuesday. Britain will hold London Diamond League meetings at the stadium during its summer, while a new track will be built on the site to offer all-year-round facilities for local athletes and clubs. The stadium will host the world athletics championships in 2017. “Today’s agreement is a great result for athletics,” said UK Athletics Chief Executive Niels de Vos. …

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