By Tom Degun

Olympic Stadium CeremonyJanuary 17 - The first anniversary of the opening of London 2012 on July 27 could be marked by the Olympic Stadium hosting the London Grand Prix athletics meeting. 

Discussions have already taken place with the London Legacy Development Corporation to move the event, which is part of the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) Diamond League circuit and due to take place on July 26 and 27, from Crystal Palace to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

The North Park on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is currently due to open on July 27, with a community event to be held to celebrate the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

A series of concerts, featuring some of the world's biggest acts, is already being lined-up as part of the celebrations. 

But holding the country's flagship athletics meeting there, starring some of the world's top athletes as well, would be an appropriate way to celebrate the success of Team GB at the Olympics, where they finished third overall in the medals, with a total of 65 medals, including 29 gold.

Insiders close to the deal told insidethegames it will be easy to switch the event from Crystal Palace as Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is also Legacy Company chairman, has responsbility for both venues.

They claim there is an "80 per cent" likelihood of the plan coming off.

Kiraini James winning at London 2012London 2012 stars like Kirani James, the winner of the 400 metres, could return to the Olympic Stadium in the London Grand Prix as part of the first anniversary of the Games

"We will be holding a community event on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony," a Legacy Company spokesperson told insidethegames.

"But as far as the Olympic Stadium is confirmed, we are not in a position to confirm anything at this stage."

The Legacy Company is set to make an announcement about events that will be held in the Olympic Stadium in the coming weeks.

The Legacy Company is also still talking to Preimer League West Ham United about becoming a long-term anchor tenant in the Olympic Stadium after they were confirmed as the preferred bidders last year but as yet, no deal had been reached.

If a deal is finalised, West Ham will likely move in for the 2016-2017 season, a year before the venue hosts both the IAAF World Championships and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships in the summer of 2017

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