Visitors see ‘inspiring’ building progress of 2012 Olympic Park

Olympic Site
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The London 2012 Olympic Park welcomed its 100,000th visitor as part of the London Open House weekend.

Over 4,000 people toured the grounds to see first hand the construction progress being made on the site.

Seb Coe, committee chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog), said: “Watching the Olympic Park coming out of the ground over the last few years and transforming the east London skyline has been inspiring.”

Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority John Armitt added the organisation has tried to open up the site to as many people as possible.

The building work has transformed a largely industrial area into a new region of London, he continued.

Visitors joined bus tours to see the developments being made in venues such as the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and Olympic Village.

The Locog recently obtained planning permission to host the Olympic Archery Event at Lord’s cricket ground, where temporary facilities and structures will be built.

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