The lights at the Olympic Stadium were turned on today at a historic ceremony, which saw sporting personalities, politicians and members of civic bodies all celebrate in the occasion.

Mayor of London, Boris Jonson who made the opening speech, hailed the work carried out by contractors on the Olympic site as an “incredible performance” and went onto say “the Olympics isn't just about building fantastic venues in East London, but in fact regenerating parts of our city that have been neglected for hundreds of years.”

There are 14 lighting towers in the Olympic Stadium that support at total of 532 lights. The Stadium is built out of 10,000 tonnes of steel and has a totally capacity of 80,000 seats.

Prime Minister, David Cameron was asked to switch on the lights at the Olympic Stadium with children gathered from a local school. He said: “This is the biggest urban park to be built anywhere in Europe since the nineteenth century, and its all being delivered on time and on budget, thanks to British genius and many of the people here.”

The East London Mosque Chairman, Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari also attended the historic ceremony and briefly met with the Prime Minister.

Construction on the Olympic Park is due to be complete by summer next year and will take another additional 12 months for checks and testing.

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