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1948 Olympics velodrome reopens after facelift

1948 Olympics velodrome reopens after facelift

The track cycling venue used at the 1948 London Olympics has reopened after a 500,000-pound ($800,000) refurbishment.
The Herne Hill Velodrome in south London is the only remaining finals venue from the '48 Games still in active use.
The venue, which had been in a state of disrepair, has been fitted with a new state-of-the-art track as part of a project funded mainly by British Cycling.
The velodrome was officially reopened Wednesday by Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson.
He says "it is fitting that the year before London 2012, we are able to celebrate the refurbishment of the track at one of the key venues from the 1948 Games."
Also attending was triple Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins, who first started racing on the Herne Hill track at the age of 12.


Updated : 2021-04-23 14:44 GMT+08:00