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A look at what's changed at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since 2012

8:48 AM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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LONDON -- When we last saw the Olympic Park in London, we witnessed Usain Bolt prove he's the fastest man alive, and Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympian ever.

And thousand of people witnessed all of that first hand at the park.

But now, as expected, it sits fairly empty and quiet, except for the construction crews.

Part of the park now is open to the public, and slowly more and more of it will open as well.

Many things were taken out, as planned, says Peter Tudor with the London Legacy Development Group.

He's in charge of the changeover in all the venues.

"The McDonalds are all gone," he said. "All the portable toilets are gone. And we've changed things in the venues, some of them were designed to go away completely, others are modified."

The plan is to have folks able to live in the former athletes dorms, as they transform them into apartments.

Several venues will still be used by the public, including the aquatic center.

"Yeah, you can swim in a pool where Michael Phelps won all those gold medals last year, which is amazing," he said.

The main Olympic Stadium will be downsized a bit, and will become the home of a UK soccer club.

Most of the park is set to be back open to the public by Summer 2014.

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