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London Olympic Park Aquatics Centre reopens

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Image caption Visitor ticket prices for the Aquatics Centre start at £4.50

The Aquatics Centre used in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics has reopened to the public for the first time since the Games.

The centre on the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, will host a series of events including the 2014 Diving World Series and public swimming sessions.

It has two 50m pools, a diving pool and a newly installed gym.

Visitor ticket prices for the Aquatics Centre start at £4.50.

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Media captionThe centre has two 50m pools, a diving pool and a newly installed gym

The centre, with its wave-like roof which became famous in the Games, was designed by architect Zaha Hadid.

The London Legacy Development Corporation plans to reopen the southern section of the Olympic Park on 5 April.

However visitors will not be able to access the Olympic Stadium until 2016.

The stadium, which will be the new home for West Ham United, is due to open in August 2016, although it will host five matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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