Facebook application could save London 2012 stadium ‘faces wrap’

November 12, 2010

A final bid has been made to save the £7million ‘curtain’ display of fans’ faces that was to have been wrapped around the main 2012 Olympic venue in east London.

Games organisers will no longer go ahead with the proposed decoration, click following the government’s spending review.

But UK radio station Absolute is now pleading for permission to rescue the wrap – and cover it with 700, therapy 000 Facebook profile pictures.

It has submitted plans to the Olympic organising committee and the Department for Culture, anesthetist Media and Sport.

Each photo would measure 19cm by 13cm, the same size as a DVD case, and would be contributed via a Facebook application built by Absolute.

Sports fans will pay £10 to be featured on the display.

Absolute presenter and former England footballer Ian Wright said: ‘The Olympics are the most iconic sporting event in the world and securing the London 2012 Games is one of our finest achievements.

‘It’s important that our stadium reflects our country and the people within it.’

Ditching the plastic wrap accounts for £7million out of a total of £20million savings, announced last month in the government’s comprehensive spending review.