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Aerial time-lapse of new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

As fans of English Premier League soccer side Tottenham Hotspur FC await completion of their new state-of-the-art stadium, the club has released a time-lapse of how the 61,559-seater venue in London, UK, which is expected to cost over £1bn (US$1.37bn), has taken shape over the course of 2017.

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Southend United unveils fly-through video Of Fossetts Farm development

English soccer club Southend United FC has released a video showcasing the new Fossetts Farm project, a multi-use development which will include a new 21,000-seat stadium for the League One side.

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Rio will learn from London 2012

A large contingent from the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (ROCOG) will be stationed in the capital for the duration of London 2012 to help them in their preparations as hosts of the next Olympic Games.
A team of 152 staff, all of whom will be participating in the IOC’s Observation Programme, and 51 representatives of different levels of government will share their learnings from the London event at a debriefing back in Rio in November 2012.

The team, which makes up roughly half of Rio 2016, will carry out a variety of different functions during their time in London. Many will act as on-site ‘observers’, where they will learn about different operational practices involved in the staging of an Olympic Games, while others will participate as shadows of professionals of the London Organising Committee.

“The world’s eyes will turn to us right after the closing of the London Games,” says José Arthur Peixoto, the person responsible for the Observer. “It is a very important moment from a strategic viewpoint. We will learn through the experience.”

Preparations for Rio 2016 are already well underway. Of the 34 competition venues, 18 are already operating and just 26% of the sports venues will need to be built due to existing infrastructure in place from hosting previous international events.


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