British Athletics London Grand Prix to be held at Olympic stadium

The Olympics stadium is set to hold the British Athletics London Grand Prix, exactly one year after the opening ceremony.

The sporting event is expected to see Olympic stars like Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis and superstar Mo Farah return to the stadium for the first time since the summer Olympics.

Jessica Ennis told that she was delighted with the news. She said: “It will give athletes and fans who did not get to experience the amazing venue the chance to go there, and for those of us who had the most incredible experiences on the track and field, an opportunity to re-live a few memories.”

The news comes just after an announcement that Live Nation has signed an agreement to hold the Wireless and Hard Rock Calling festivals in the Olympic park this summer. The festivals organisers hashed out a deal with the London Legacy Development Corporation due to noise restrictions at Hyde Park.

The Legacy Corporation was set up to ensure the future of the event venues after the Olympics came to an end.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and chairman of the Legacy Corporation, said: “After last summer’s amazing Games we can now see the stadium’s legacy emerging as a top venue for both international sport and entertainment.”

World Athletics Championships and the Paralympic Athletics World Championships are both scheduled to be held at the stadium in 2017, reports