MP Reynolds joins Shadow Cabinet on visit to Olympic Park MP Jonathan Reynolds joined the Shadow Cabinet for a sneak preview of the Olympic Stadium today (Tuesday 22 May, 2012), as the countdown to the Games continues.
With just 66 days to go until the start of London 2012, a number of test events have already been held at the stadium in Stratford, in east London.
Today (May 22) the Shadow Cabinet swapped Westminster for the Olympic Park to meet with Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
Following the meeting Stalybridge and Hyde MP Mr Reynolds, who is Private Parliamentary Secretary (PPS) to Labour Leader Ed Miliband, praised the facilities.
He said: “The Olympic Park is really impressive – and this was a welcome opportunity to look at the facilities before the Games begin.
“Within weeks our top sports men and women will be competing at the Olympic Park and at venues across the country, including in Manchester.
“But even before a starting pistol is fired or a whistle blown, the sports facilities stand as a fantastic example of what an innovative and resourceful nation we can be.
“I wish everyone who is involved in the Games – whether part of the army of volunteers, the staff or the athletes – the very best of luck over the coming weeks.
“The determination and the commitment they have already shown is phenomenal. And I hope they will continue to be an inspiration to others throughout the summer and for many years to come.”
22 May, 2012