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Chinese billionaire wants second helpings of Palace takeaway

“I still want to rebuild the Crystal Palace,” Ni Zhaoxing, the billionaire owner of the ZhongRong Group, declared in Beijing earlier this week. Ni, described as “a 62-year-old Anglophile”, was interviewed by the Financial Times during Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

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Boris finally abandons plans to demolish Crystal Palace track

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his ill-considered plans to demolish Crystal Palace’s athletics stadium and indoor track, following the deeply flawed consultation conducted by a company which has London’s Olympic hero, Seb Coe, as its executive chairman. … Continue reading

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Palace users call on Coe to honour his legacy promises

Within a day of Sebastian Coe winning election to one of the most powerful positions in world sport, users of the under-threat facilities at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre have issued a challenge to the double Olympic gold medal-winner to … Continue reading

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Lord Coe’s company plans to bulldoze athletics stadium

Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee which promised to create a sporting legacy for London and the whole of Britain, now heads up the company which has put forward plans to bulldoze the Crystal Palace … Continue reading

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Public only get to peek in at the uncertain Palace plans

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Nearly a year on since Boris Johnson stood on the terracing of the old Crystal Palace to announce a £500 million “investment” and the handing over of a significant chunk of public property to a Chinese developer, there’s … Continue reading

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