Jill gets sneak look round 2012 Olympics stadium
PUBLISHED: 21:02 28 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:37 05 October 2010
Andrew Baker 07977074356
COMPETITION addict Jill Todd was over the moon when she got a call saying she’d won a place to look round the 2012 Olympic stadium site during the open weekend.’ She was among 150 competition winners and their guests from all over London out of thousands who entered the competition for a place on an exclusive preview’ tour of the massive site
COMPETITION addict Jill Todd was over the moon when she got a call saying she'd won a place to look round the 2012 Olympic stadium site during the 'open weekend.'
She was among 150 competition winners and their guests from all over London out of thousands who entered the competition for a place on an exclusive 'preview' tour of the massive site.
Jill and partner Michael Todd (pictured top), from Wapping in East London, looked round the structure which one day will seat 80,000 spectators.
"Seeing inside the stadium was unbelievable," said Jill. "The Olympics are the best thing to happen to East London. We can't wait till 2012."
Another winner from East London was Andy Hill from Haggerston who took companion Justine Smeal (pictured above) to look round the stadium on Sunday.
"It was great to see how far they've come with the stadium and see inside," said Andy.
"You don't normally see stadiums when they're still being built.
"I'm planning to take two weeks off to see as much of the Games as I can in three years' time."
The stadium is already a landmark on the East London horizon, dominating the Olympic Park development stretching from Stratford to Hackney Wick, which will be the focal point for billions around the world at the opening ceremony on the evening of July 27, 2012.
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