London -

London's Metropolitan Police say a man arrested in relation to the death of a cyclist near the Olympic Park in east London has been released on bail.

A double-decker bus carrying journalists at the London Olympics hit and killed the 28-year-old bicyclist on Wednesday night near the boundary of Olympic Park, the complex surrounding Olympic Stadium.

Metropolitan Police said early on Thursday that a man in his mid-60s who had been arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed to a date in late August.

The accident happened near facilities for Paralympic athletes and the Olympic Velodrome.

The police force has launched an investigation into what caused the collision. - Sapa-AP