Olympic Games - Ennis' delight at Olympic Stadium being used for Grand Prix

London 2012 heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has revealed her delight at the Olympic Stadium being used for the 2013 British Athletics London Grand Prix.

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Just five months ago all eyes were on Ennis as she took to the Olympic Stadium at London 2012 – and she didn't disappoint as she stormed to gold in style.

But the 26-year-old's time in the capital will not stop there after it was announced that the stadium will hold the London Grand Prix, part of the Samsung Diamond League, on the anniversary weekend of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

And while admitting the announcement is good for the British public, Ennis admits it will also be beneficial for herself as she bids to grab World Championships gold in Moscow this summer.

"It is brilliant to hear that the British Athletics London GP is going to be held at the Olympic Stadium a year after the Games," she said.

"It will give athletes and fans who did not get to experience the amazing venue the chance to go there, and for those of us who had the most incredible experiences on the track and field, an opportunity to re-live a few memories!

"Hopefully I will be there and using the competition as part of my preparation for the World Championships."

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