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New aerial images show Olympic Park transformation

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has released new aerial images showing the transformation of the Olympic Park as 2012 approaches.

The latest aerial shots show the Olympic Park ‘big build’ now over 90 per cent complete, with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on track to hand the site in London over to LOCOG early next year.

LOCOG chair Seb Coe said: “A huge amount has been achieved over the past 12 months with iconic new venues completed and test events bringing world-class sport to the Olympic Park for the first time. We still have much to do but there is growing excitement as we count down to the Games next summer.”

The venues completed in 2011 include the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, the Velodrome and the Handball Arena.

The two-year planting programme to create the UK’s largest new urban park for more than a century on the Olympic Park was also completed in November.

ODA chairman, John Armitt, said: “The building of the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games is well over 90 per cent complete.

“It is thanks to the expertise of the construction industry that this has been achieved – transforming a run-down area into the setting for the world’s greatest sporting event and creating new communities that will live and thrive long after the athletes have gone home.

“The year drawing to a close was the ODA’s busiest, with the workforce peaking and the bulk of the project delivered – on time and within budget.”