British Prime Minister David Cameron and UK schoolchildren light up Olympic Stadium for first time
British Prime Minister David Cameron and local schoolchildren visited the Olympic Stadium to officially turn on the flagship venue’s floodlights for the first time, a major milestone for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic project.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, London Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe, Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt and an audience made up of members of the Olympic Park workforce, local community and schoolchildren, were present to watch the Stadium light up.
To ensure that the sporting action is illuminated and to meet high definition TV standards, the Stadium is lit by 532 individual floodlights housed in 14 towers suspended 70 metres above the field of play. The ODA has also announced that the installation of the spectator seats has completed in the Stadium, ensuring that the venue remains on track to be completed more than a year before the Games in the summer of 2012.