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Olympic venue open for visitors for the first time

The 50m pool at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Credit: PA Images

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London opens to the public today for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The south of the park has been laid out by architect James Corner, who designed the Highline in New York, and has themed outdoor spaces for visitors.

Members of the public will also be able to swim in the 50m pool at the Aquatics Centre for the first time, visitors are advised to book to avoid queues at the venue.

Olympic Park developers to be quizzed

The London Legacy Development Corporation will be questioned on its legacy objectives. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The London Legacy Development Corporation, the organisation responsible for developing the Olympic Park following the London 2012 Games, is to be questioned on its plans.

The London Assembly's Regeneration Committee will quiz guests from the LLDC on how Olympic and Paralympic legacy objectives can be met.

Questions are expected to centre around the benefits being brought to east London as well as housing and employment opportunities.

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