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Plan for big Olympic screen

People in Dover could watch the Olympic Games on a huge screen in the town centre if plans currently under discussion are approved.

And the screen would then become a permanent feature.

The district council is working with Kent County Council and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games to resolve issues that may lead to a planning application for an Olympic Live Site in Dover.

If the go-ahead is given, it would result in permanent LED screens being established, probably in the Market Square.

"A Live Site would represent a physical legacy from the Olympic Games and a major investment by London 2012," said council spokesman Andy Steele.

"Dover is the first site that is not a city to be taken forward, and would be one of only 20 sites in the country at the moment.

"LOCOG is offering each host the complete screen system and backroom technology free of charge. The BBC provides content and editorial and operational management of each screen. DDC is working with a range of partners to look at covering revenue or running costs."

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