UK blends Olympic treats with Expo

Updated: 2010-03-03 15:18
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United Kingdom's Expo 2010 pavilion will offer a preview of the 2012 London Olympics by incorporating an "Olympic Corner" in its display.

UK blends Olympic treats with Expo
 "Olympic Corner" at UK Pavilion

The area will feature a large "green map" of the 2.5-square-kilometer Olympic Park in Stratford in East London, which will be turned into the largest city park in Britain.

The park will be developed into a complex incorporating entertainment and sports after the event as an important legacy of the London Olympics. The park will provide people and wildlife a perfect habitat with its grasslands, gardens, forests and rivers, said David Higgins, Chief Executive of the London Olympics Delivery Authority.

Meanwhile, sports buffs can also meet several UK sports stars at the corner. Their names are yet to be revealed.

Green coverage of London has reached 40 percent, making it one of the greenest cities of its size in the world.

The 6,000-square-meter UK Pavilion is a cube-like structure, known as the "Seed Cathedral," with the area around designed to look like wrapping paper.

The "paper" area is as large as a standard football pitch and will be a public area for performances.

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