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Sports minister finds bird's eye view of 2012 Olympics inspiring

PUBLISHED: 19:00 18 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:02 05 October 2010

Olympic Stadium aerial. Aerial view of the Olympic Stadium with its roof under construction. Picture taken on 13 May 2010 by Anthony Charlton.

Olympic Stadium aerial. Aerial view of the Olympic Stadium with its roof under construction. Picture taken on 13 May 2010 by Anthony Charlton.

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THE new Government minister for sport has been given a bird's eye view of the 2012 Olympics progress which he describes as “an inspiring story.” The Olympics authority today released the latest aerial shots of the massive construction site

ABOVE: The grand stadium structure is complete...

...All that seems to be needed are the final touches for Britain’s state-of-the-art super sports venue...

ABOVE:The unique-shape of Acquatics centre is clearly visible in this bird’s eye view of the water sports venue that will make a splash in the sporting world in 2012...

BELOW: The Velopark is also well advanced, where the world’s top cyclists will thrill the crowds in two years’ time.

By Mike Brooke

THE new Government minister for sport has been given a bird’s eye view of the 2012 Olympics progress which he describes as “an inspiring story.”

The Olympics authority today released the latest aerial shots of the massive construction site in East London said to be well ahead of schedule.

The new Government Minister for Sport and Olympics, Hugh Robertson, who took up his post this week, said: “I remember as Shadow Olympics Minister the way the area looked before construction started.

“So I’m particularly delighted taking up my post as Olympics Minister to see how much has been achieved. It is an inspiring story.”

The new images follow the latest figures released by the Olympics authority last week showing nearly 10,000 people are currently working on the Games site and Olympic Village.

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