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But the Olympic Stadium, built for this year's games, have yet to find a permanent resident. Johnson happens to be the chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is responsible for deciding how the Olympic Stadium will be used in the future.
A decision on the future of the stadium is not expected before December. West Ham, a London soccer team, is the leading contender to take up residency -- and keep the running track in place.
The Olympic Stadium is not due to reopen before 2014.
The NFL said it has been in talks with local authorities in London for years about future possibilities.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a deal to play one home game in London for four consecutive seasons, beginning in 2013. The NFL has raised the possibility of having a full-time franchise in London, although that is still considered a long shot.
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