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Olympic Stadium, London 2012

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The view from the stands of the first day of Athletics in the Olympic Stadium as part of the London 2012 Olympics. This was shortley before anything started in the stadium, only the shot-put groups were out warming up. By 10 o'clock, the stands were full with it's 80,000 capacity.

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