1948 Olympic cyclist sees 2012 velodrome
26 July 2010 Last updated at 07:57 BST
Tommy Godwin won two track cycling bronze medals in 1948 - the last time the Olympic Games were held in London - in the 1km time trial and team pursuit.
He went on to work as coach to the GB Cycling team for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Now aged 89, he was invited by BBC News to pay a visit to the 2012 velodrome at Stratford, under construction for the London Games.
Sophie Raworth took him on a guided tour.