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London 2012 velodrome in images

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • CNN takes a look at the London 2012 Olympic velodrome unveiling in images
  • The venue is the first 2012 site to have been completed in the British capital
  • The cycling stadium cost $150 million and took two years to build
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(CNN) -- London 2012 organizers have unveiled the first brand-new venue for the Olympic Games to be held in the city in 18 months' time.

The $150 million velodrome, which will host the track cycling events, opened this week after two years of intensive construction work.

The chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority John Armitt said the completion of the venue, both on time and on budget, marked the East London site's "biggest milestone to-date."

CNN has captured some of the key moments of Tuesday's grand opening in images.

New 2012 velodrome launched in London