Double Olympic Medalist To Open New York Stadium



By Alex Ross in The Press.


Double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes will open the University of York’s new £2 million athletics stadium and take part in a fun run.

The 2004 Athens medalist is to open the 500-seater stadium from 10am on April 16.

The joint City of York Council and University of York-funded facility on Campus West features an eight-lane regional standard athletics stadium, including pavilion.

For Dame Kelly, who won 1500m and 800m gold in Athens in 2004, it will be a welcome return to York as she used to train on the University’s old cinder track when she was based at nearby Imphal Army Barracks.

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