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Construction completed on 2012 Aquatics Centre

The final of the six main Olympic Park venues to reach this milestone, the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, was completed this week.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt said: ‘The Aquatics Centre will be a fantastic gateway to the Games in 2012 and a much-needed new community and elite sporting venue for the capital afterwards. Five years ago, in July 2006, we published a delivery timetable which set out the ambitious target to complete the main venues a year before the Games. Today, with the completion of the sixth main permanent venue, I am proud to say that we have delivered on that commitment.

Construction started on the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre just over three years ago in June 2008 and has been completed on time and with an exemplary safety record.

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