Great Britain breaks world record... for building an Olympic Stadium as completion day comes month ahead of schedule (and £10m UNDER budget)
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Last updated at 10:58 AM on 30th March 2011

    Builders were celebrating being turfed out of London's 2012 Olympic stadium after completing it in record time and millions of pounds under budget.

    The colossal stadium in Stratford was finished today as the last piece of turf was ceremoniously laid by International Olympic Committee member and four-time silver medalist sprinter Frankie Fredericks.

    The 80,000-seater centrepiece of the games, which took less than three years to build, also came in £10million under budget at £486million.

    London's Mayor Boris Johnson said it gave the capital a huge advantage over other host cities like Barcelona, Sydney and Athens. He said: 'This is yet another fantastic milestone in the preparations for London 2012. The faultless construction of the stadium, on time and under budget, is a shining example of how London is primed and ready to host the greatest show on earth.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 March 2011 14:12 )