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The Olympic Stadium is seen after the last piece of turf was laid on its field of play, in London, March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

The Olympic Stadium is seen after the last piece of turf was laid on its field of play, in London, March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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The 2012 Olympic mascot Wenlock (L) and Paralympic mascot Mandeville pose for photographers in the playground at St. Paul's primary school in London, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The 2012 Olympic mascot Wenlock (L) and Paralympic mascot Mandeville pose for photographers in the playground at St. Paul's primary school in London, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch is seen at St Pancras station in London, June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch is seen at St Pancras station in London, June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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A computer-generated image shows London's proposed beach volleyball venue at Horse Guard's Parade. REUTERS/London 2012

A computer-generated image shows London's proposed beach volleyball venue at Horse Guard's Parade. REUTERS/London 2012

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A London bus takes part in the closing ceremony in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 24, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A London bus takes part in the closing ceremony in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 24, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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Il Divo perform after the screening of the official handover of the Beijing Olympic Games to London in front of Buckingham Palace in London, August 24, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Il Divo perform after the screening of the official handover of the Beijing Olympic Games to London in front of Buckingham Palace in London, August 24, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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The Olympic Rings, the symbol of the Olympic Games, are unveiled at St Pancras international station in London, March 3, 2011. The first set of rings in London were unveiled at the station which will carry visitors to the Olympic Park in east London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

The Olympic Rings, the symbol of the Olympic Games, are unveiled at St Pancras international station in London, March 3, 2011. The first set of rings in London were unveiled at the station which will carry visitors to the Olympic Park in east London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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An artist's impression shows the proposed land bridge during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. REUTERS/Handout

An artist's impression shows the proposed land bridge during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. REUTERS/Handout

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A computer-generated image shows London's Lord's ground that would host the archery competition at the Olympics. REUTERS/London 2012

A computer-generated image shows London's Lord's ground that would host the archery competition at the Olympics. REUTERS/London 2012

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Fireworks surround a clock counting down the days to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, launched to mark the 500 remaining days during a ceremony in Trafalgar Square, central London, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Fireworks surround a clock counting down the days to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, launched to mark the 500 remaining days during a ceremony in Trafalgar Square, central London, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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A computer-generated image shows London's proposed Aquatic Centre. REUTERS/London 2012

A computer-generated image shows London's proposed Aquatic Centre. REUTERS/London 2012

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A computer-generated image shows London's Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/London 2012

A computer-generated image shows London's Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/London 2012

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An artist's impression of the proposed land bridge during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. REUTERS/Handout

An artist's impression of the proposed land bridge during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. REUTERS/Handout

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British artist Tracey Emin poses with vintage Olympic posters at Tate Britain in London, June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

British artist Tracey Emin poses with vintage Olympic posters at Tate Britain in London, June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Fireworks explode over the British Telecom Tower to mark 500 days until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, London, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fireworks explode over the British Telecom Tower to mark 500 days until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, London, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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A computer-generated image shows London's Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/London 2012

A computer-generated image shows London's Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/London 2012

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A computer-generated image shows the design for the Olympic Stadium, the flagship venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in London. REUTERS/Olympic Delivery Authority

A computer-generated image shows the design for the Olympic Stadium, the flagship venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in London. REUTERS/Olympic Delivery Authority

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An artist's impression shows the proposed main plaza during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. REUTERS/Handout

An artist's impression shows the proposed main plaza during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. REUTERS/Handout

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Work continues at the Olympic Stadium in east London, October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Work continues at the Olympic Stadium in east London, October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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A computer-generated image shows an aerial view of London's Olympic Park by night. REUTERS/London 2012

A computer-generated image shows an aerial view of London's Olympic Park by night. REUTERS/London 2012

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