Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah returned to the former Olympic Stadium on Sunday, 22 February to launch the 2015 Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.

The three-day athletics event returns for the third time since London hosted the Olympics in 2012 and will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 24-26th July.

Farah, who won both the 5,000m and 10,000m races at London 2012, said, "It's fantastic that the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games is planning to return to the former Olympic Stadium this summer and I can't wait to get back on this track to compete, at what will be a stunning celebration of athletics".

"The atmosphere will be amazing and I'm sure it will bring back the memories of London 2012 and the inaugural Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in 2013.

"I hope the British public will be as excited as I am about this event, and will come out to support the athletes. I'm sure it will be the best outdoor meet this year and a great send off to the World Championships," he added.

British Athletics have won the right to host athletics in the Stadium for one month every year for the next 50 years from 2016.

British Athletics Chief Executive, Niels de Vos said, "The Sainsbury's Anniversary Games this summer will mark the start of new athletics legacy at the former Olympic Stadium".

"For one month a year the Stadium will be the beating heart of athletics in this country and we want the nation to get excited about it and be part of it.

"As well as hosting the best international competitions in the world we need to create a two, three or four-week festival where that Stadium is buzzing with athletics and fans every day," he added.

Supporters are invited to register now for tickets which are planned to go on sale at the end of April. The Stadium is currently closed as work continues to transform it into the new national competition centre for British Athletics in 2016 and the permanent home of West Ham United FC.