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IOC inspectors to check Olympic site

International inspectors are today being shown the building work that is taking place at London’s Olympic Park as part of a three day visit to check on preparations for the 2012 Games.

London 2012 organisers are hoping that the International Olympic Committee inspectors will be impressed with progress since their last visit to the east London site in May last year when construction was starting on the Stadium.

Timed to coincide with the IOC visit, London 2012 can now boast that construction has begun on all five main projects after foundation work started on Friday - a month early - on the international broadcast and media centres.

Olympic Delivery Autohrity chairman John Armitt said: “Construction has now started on all of the Olympic Park’s big five venues and it is clearly visible how much progress has been made on the site since the IOC co-ordination commission visited last year.

“The Olympic Stadium has changed the east London sky line, the Aquatics Centre roof is starting to take shape and the first residential blocks for the Olympic Village are out of the ground.

“As well as constructing new world-class venues, work is steadily taking place on creating the new infrastructure that will be the backbone of the Olympic Park for both the Games and the development after 2012.

“New energy and sewer networks, roads, bridges and revitalised waterways and new urban parklands will join together to create a new part of London.”