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One year since aquatic centre opens to the public

The London Aquatic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Today marks one years since the London Aquatics Centre first opened to the public, following modifications after the 2012 Olympic Games.

Since 1st March 2014, the centre has hosted numerous high-profile events including the World Diving Series, the Invictus Games, Sport Relief and National Paralympics Day.

It is now home to the Tom Daley Diving Academy and served as a 2014 Commonwealth Games training base.

The centre received 640,000 visitors between 1st March and 31st December 2014. Since it opened to the public, nearly 3,000 young people have joined the London Aquatics Centre Swim School programme and 300 primary school pupils per week attend a new school swimming initiative at the centre.


Sol Campbell's big ambition to replace Boris Johnson

Think of potential candidates for London mayor and Sol Campbell won't be a name that springs to mind, until now. The former Tottenham and Arsenal player has big ambitions to replace Boris Johnson.

Sol Campbell Credit: PA

Speaking to The Sun, Campbell said:

We’ll see what happens. A few more conversations need to take place.

– Sol Campbell

Speaking previously to The Guardian he said:

I have got so much to offer. I think it is very important for the black vote. If the 'black vote' votes it will clearly push someone over the line. I am for getting people from my background to vote.

– Sol Campbell

Arsenal slump to Champions League home defeat

Arsenal players are left dejected after tonight's match at the Emirates. Credit: PA

Arsenal's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League look very slim after they were beaten 3-1 by Monaco at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners went 2-0 down in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Though Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one goal back right at the end, the French side then scored again in injury time.

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