Kudos to the brains behind London's 2012 Olympic venues: Because the city won't need all the structures once the games end, many are temporary (and recyclable!).
Of course, London has a long history, and some of the sporting grounds have been around for centuries.
Here, we look at the oldest and the newest Olympic venues in town...
--Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler
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