Keeping the flame alive after the Games

The Olympic Stadium (above) at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is home to West Ham United football club. The Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.PHOTO: NYTIMES
The Olympic Stadium (above) at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is home to West Ham United football club. The Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Olympic Stadium (above) at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is home to West Ham United football club.PHOTO: NYTIMES

The British capital's ability to make good use of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park six years after the Summer Games has attracted the attention of other host cities

LONDON • The British capital was game to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, but the mandate was clear when London won the right: "No white elephants."

It was 2005 and the British capital needed to redevelop a Victorian industrial area in the Stratford district of east London that had faded into a down-at-heel combination of small businesses and warehouses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Keeping the flame alive after the Games'. Print Edition | Subscribe