White City Stadium, London, England
White City Stadium was located in White City, London, England. It was built for the Summer Olympics in 1908, and after a long period of hosting a range of sporting events, was demolished in 1985.
At the Olympic Games in 1908, the stadium hosted many of the sports on the program. There was a third of a mile running track, a 660-yard (600 m) cycle track outside of that, and a 100-yard pool dug in the infield.
The stadium hosted the sports of archery, athletics, track cycling, field hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, rugby union, swimming and diving, tug of war, wrestling. Significant events included the finish of the first modern marathon, the rugby union final between Australia and Great Britain, and the water polo final.
Major Events Held at White City Stadium
Here are just some of the major events that have been held at White City Stadium:
- 1908 Summer Olympic Games
- 1934 Commonwealth Games
- 1966 a match between Uruguay and France in the 1966 FIFA World Cup
White City Stadium Trivia
- White City was called such as most of the building in the complex had whitewashed exteriors.
- From 1927 to 1984, the stadium was used as a venue for greyhound racing.
- The stadium was demolished in 1985 and the site is now occupied by BBC White City.
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