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Montreal Olympic photo flashback: Stadium was roofless at 1976 Games

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A dramatic leaning tower and innovative retractable roof were supposed to be highlights of Montreal's Olympic Stadium during the 1976 Games.
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Montreal's Olympic Stadium still standing 40 years after Summer Games - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Tourists look through out through smog at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in a May 31, 2010, file photo. It's been dubbed the "Big Owe" for its runaway construction costs and it has attracted widespread derision for falling concrete and roof rips but ...
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Rosie MacLennan chosen as Canada's Olympic flag-bearer - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Rio Games will mark MacLennan's third Olympics. She will become the first trampolinist to carry the flag for Canada at the opening ceremony.
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London 2012 running track goes on sale following removal from Olympic Stadium - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
"The track at the former Olympic Stadium is iconic," said British Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos. "Athletes such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Hannah Cockroft and David Weir all produced incredible performances on this track at the London ...
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Dress worn by queen in olympic stadium 'parachute' jump to go on display

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The dress worn by the Queen when she "parachuted" into the Olympic stadium during the London 2012 opening ceremony will be a star attraction at a new Buckingham Palace exhibition.

Montreal Olympic Stadium supporters have hopes for its future

Daily Commercial News - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Forty years after the Montreal Games opened on July 17, 1976, the stadium and its signature tower loom over the city's skyline and remain visible and controversial Olympic legacies. It was designed by French architect Roger Taillibert, who was tasked ...
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4 legacies of the 1976 Montreal Olympics you probably didn't know about - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The most commonly cited legacy of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics is debt. And it's no wonder: Olympic Stadium was supposed to cost $250 million but ended up with a price tag of $1.4 billion.

Forbidden Montreal: Inside the Big O

CTV News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Forty years after it first opened, the Olympic Stadium leaves nobody neutral. But whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying it has become one of Montreal's most recognizable symbols.

Olympic Stadium running track goes on sale

Newham Recorder - ‎1 hour ago‎
The London 2012 track was removed from the Olympic Stadium earlier this year to allow a new one to be laid, and it has been cut up to provide a unique piece of sporting memorabilia for athletics fans.
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Rio 2016 venues: Olympic stadium guide

Radio Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
London 2012 had a brand new Olympic Stadium and beach volleyball on Horse Guards Parade. Rio 2016 has Copacabana Beach and three separate Olympic venue sites - all of which, we're assured, are ready for the Olympics.
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West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady gives Sportsmail an exclusive tour of Olympic Stadium

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The former Olympic Stadium feels like a 'Cup Final' venue at present, a day out occasion, rather than a regular residence, but Brady and her team are still working on adding more claret and blue, more finishing touches.
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West Ham to face Slovenia's NK Domzale in their first game at the Olympic Stadium

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
West Ham finally know which team they will host in their first game at the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers will begin their Europa League campaign at their new home with a third qualifying round clash against NK Domzale on August 4. Their opponents were ...

Rio 2016 transport: Olympic Stadium train station renovated ahead of Games

Rio 2016 - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The new-look Engenho de Dentro train station opposite Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium was opened on Wednesday (13 July) by the city's train operator SuperVia.

A by-the-numbers look at Montreal's Olympic... - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Previous record of 60,860 was set at Olympic Stadium when Montreal Impact played Los Angeles Galaxy on May 12, 2012. 78,322: Attendance record, set July 6, 1977, for Pink Floyd concert.

Golden girls Anniversary Games: Britain's 4x100m girls post new national record to claim impressive win

The Sun - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Dutch could only manage sixth place last night at the Olympic Stadium despite having World 200m champion Dafne Schippers in their line-up.
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West Ham denied grand Olympic Stadium opener after drawing European minnows in Europa League - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
West Ham will begin life in the Olympic Stadium with a Europa League tie against one of the continents minnows. The Hammers hoped to open their new home in style with a glamour friendly befitting the historic occasion against Italian giants Juventus.

Premier League 2016/17: Power ranking every top flight club's stadium – from the worst home ground to the best - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
We've got to put West Ham's new stadium in last place, because it has yet to stage a Hammers match, so it's an almost unknown quantity.


plus55 (blog) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium will receive some of the world's biggest stars in sports. But less then three kilometers away from where Usain Bolt will attempt his third-straight gold medal in the 100-meter dash, the lack of basic services is evident ...