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Thursday, 13 October 2005

The Queen Visits Olympics Site

The Queen has visited the site of the London 2012 Olympics Park, she said that the project was "exciting" and "fascinating".

The 500 acre site will house an 80,000-seat stadium, together with other venues.

The Queen was accompanied by London 2012 chairman Lord Coe, who said afterwards:

"I was explaining the project and she said it was exciting. I told her that this is where we took the IOC members who were impressed by what they saw.

She said she could understand that and said it was fascinating. She asked where the stadium was and I pointed out all of the venues

He added:

"The Queen and Royal Family were strong supporters of London's bid and it was a delight to show Her Majesty how the Olympic Park site has continued to develop since winning the bid."

The Queen was also shown the Channel Tunnel rail link at Stratford, and was told that it would provide a high-speed seven-minute shuttle service between central London and the Olympic Park.

Let us now see if the promises made can be achieved on time, and within budget.

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