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Athletics planning 2022 OS bid


Filed: Thursday, 7th September 2017
By: Staff Writer


West Ham fans may have to get used to playing their early league matches away from home after it was revealed UK athletics chiefs want to use the Olympic Stadium for the forthcoming 2022 European Championships.

According to Chief Executive Niels de Vos, Athletics have the right to use the stadium to host a major event every five years due to a clause in their contract with the LLDC.

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And, as a result, they are planning to use the venue, at which West Ham play their home matches, as the centrepiece of a new proposal to host the games five years from now.

Athletes from the UK and the US have already planned to attend a one-day event at the stadium on 21 July next summer entitled 'The Meet' - that's less than three weeks before the 2018/19 Premier League season begins.

Although that won't affect the start of West Ham's Premier League (or Championship) season, it would affect the club should, by some miracle, they manage to qualify for the early stages of either the Europa League or Champions League competitions.

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In other news, Birmingham has been chosen ahead of Liverpool to provide England's bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has backed the country's second city, who will now decide whether to proceed.

Why is this relevant to West Ham? Because UK Athletics chief Ed Warner has previously proposed that the Games' athletics events should be staged at the Olympic Stadium.





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