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Hammers make move for Olympic Stadium

West Ham are willing to keep the athletics track as a part of their bid for London's 2012 Olympic Stadium, after originally criticising the plans.

The Hammers had previously questioned the organiser’s commitment to keep the athletics track after the Games, but now appears to have backtracked.

“We acknowledge the need for the stadium to host world-class athletics and so it should,” West Ham vice chairman Karen Brady said. “But it can accommodate football too - and a whole lot more. There has to be a way of achieving that.”

West Ham partnered with the Newham Council to outline a plan that would change the original plan of having the venue downsized from 80,000 to 25,000 seats. An Olympic visitor centre and a football museum will also be proposed.

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