Minister of State visits Olympic Site

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Minister of State Jeremy Browne has visited the Olympic Site in Stratford for the first time.

This afternoon Minister of State Jeremy Browne toured the London 2012 site in Stratford to see how the Olympic Park is developing.

During the visit, the Minister spoke to foreign journalists about the UK’s aspirations for the Games, the legacy of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and why it is important to the FCO for Britain to host the 2012 Games. He said “The Olympic site is extremely impressive, and we are on time and on budget. This is shaping up to be an incredible Games. I’m looking forward to seeing the completion of the site, and encourage people around the world to come and visit us during the Games.”

There are now just 765 days to go to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on 27 July 2012, and 798 days to go to the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games on 29 August 2012. The redevelopment and regeneration of the Olympic Park is one of the largest, most ambitious and longest-term regeneration tasks the UK has ever undertaken. We are on track to deliver venues and infrastructure on time and on budget. Jeremy Browne is Minister for the Olympics and Public Diplomacy at the Foreign Office.