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Chris Hoy lends support to West Ham's Olympic Stadium move

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24/7

British Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy has given his full support to West Ham for their future move to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Retired track cyclist Hoy, who surpassed fellow knight Sir Steve Redgrave as the country's most decorated Olympian with five golds and a silver at London 2012,is an enthusiastic advocate of a sustainable Olympic legacy and is happy in the knowledge that the impressive stadium will not be allowed to become a desolate burden. 

"It's just great to see the facilities being used," Hoy told West Ham TV in a press release sent to GiveMeSport

"If you look back to previous games, like Barcelona and Athens, there are a lot of venues that are now sitting locked up. It's really important that they are all being used on a regular basis, so it's great for the sport." 

The recent Anniversary Games, which saw victories for superstar Usain Bolt and Britain's Mo Farah, provided yet more great memories and a wonderful touch of nostalgia for those who were sorely missing the unique Olympic buzz that engulfed the nation just one year ago.  

"This is a starting point, it's not the end," added Hoy. "Everyone feels a little bit sad at the end of the games themselves, but we've got to look forward now and realise we've got this whole generation of young people who have been swept up by this enthusiasm in sport." 

Hoy's unwavering passion and admiration for the venue may even see him attend West Ham games when they eventually take residence in Stratford in time for the 2016/17 season. 

He concluded: "I'll take any excuse to come down here. I don't take much persuading. What a great venue. To be in here to see Usain Bolt run and to see David Rudisha break the 800m world record, it's fantastic." 

West Ham begin their 2013/14 campaign Premier League campaign with a home fixture against promoted Cardiff City on August 17.

 

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