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Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets will be at the heart of free celebrations for London 2012, giving people without a ticket a chance to sample the atmosphere and festival of the Olympic Games.

aa-nov11-cram142.jpgThe decision not to run the 2012 Olympic marathon through east London is the right one according to former international athlete Steve Cram.

The 1983 World 1,500m champion thinks the London Organising Committee have made the right choice to stage the marathon on a looped course around central London.

#EE938@PRIDE OF BRITAIN MEE.jpgDAME Kelly Holmes is adamant London's Olympic Stadium should be kept for athletics after 2012.

The debate over the stadium's legacy use has intensified over recent weeks, with calls from some quarters for it to be converted to be used full-time by a football club.

LONDON will still have an Olympic Torch relay in 2012 despite the trouble surrounding the flame’s visit to the capital at the weekend.

The London Organising Committee (LOCOG), based in Churchill Place, has confirmed the build-up to the 2012 Games will include a relay around the UK, although an international route looks doubtful.

A LOCOG spokeswoman said: “Our focus at the moment is on the handover at the end of the Beijing Games. But our plans for a torch relay are that we are committed to a domestic relay.

kelly.jpgDouble gold medal winner Dame Kelly Holmes will be one of 80 torchbearers heading to Docklands as part of the worldwide Beijing Olympic Torch Relay.

The athlete, who claimed two first places at the 2004 Athens Games, will be joined by broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald and actress Amara Karan, recently in The Darjeeling Limited and St Trinian’s, carrying the Olympic flame across London on Sunday, April 6.

It will be taken through 10 London boroughs, starting at Wembley Stadium, site of the 1948 Olympic Games, and finishing at the O2 Arena at North Greenwich, which is to be one of the venues for the 2012 Games.