The Olympic Stadium was officially opened by Lord Coe on Saturday 5th May at an event to mark 2,012 hours to go before the Games. Jubilee Hall Trust Chief Executive, Phil Rumbelow, was a volunteer Gamesmaker on the night and said:
‘It is amazing to be here at this fantastic venue to see some of our Universities’ best athletes competing on the Olympic track at this London Prepares Series test event. The 46,000 enthusiastic spectators have ensured that we have been able to practice systems and technology that we will be using at Games time and they have created a flavour of what it will be like in under three months time when the main event starts!
‘My small Event Services team all worked very hard on the night to make sure everyone had a good time, although we are hoping that it will be a bit warmer in July!’