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London Aquatics Centre Google virtual tour shows image of Olympian Tom Daley preparing to dive

13:08 18 March 2014

Tom Daley standing on the edge of the diving board as captured in a virtual tour of the London Aquatics Centre

Tom Daley standing on the edge of the diving board as captured in a virtual tour of the London Aquatics Centre

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Olympic diver Tom Daley poised in his famous trunks is officially one of the sights of the London Aquatics Centre virtual tour.

The Team GB star can be seen standing, arms outstretched with Olympic rings tattoo visible, on the edge of the top 10m diving board inside architect Zaha Hadid’s iconic venue.

His image makes up part of a 360 degree virtual tour commissioned by Google — available on Street View — and created by UK specialists Ideal Insight.

As with all the people caught by the Street View cameras the Olympic bronze-medallist’s face is blurred out, but there’s still no mistaking him.

Once you’ve dragged yourself away from Tom’s sculpted abs, the 2,500-seater centre is yours to explore with over 120 rotatable panoramas offering the chance to explore inside.

A spokesman for Ideal Insight said: “People can now explore this iconic London landmark via their laptop, tablet and mobile, giving encouragement for people to visit the centre in person.

“For those who weren’t lucky enough to get Olympic tickets, and for swimming fans across the world, the tour provides an engaging insight into this modern venue, where history has been made.”

The London Aquatics Centre is based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and opened to the public on March 1.

A swimming session costs from £2.50 for children and £3.50 for adults off-peak. Visit better.org.uk for more information.

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