Thousands flock to opening of Olympic Park
POSTED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 2:34pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 2:38pm
With just over 80 days until the Olympic torch is lit in London, organizers are beginning trial runs at the newly constructed Olympic Park.
Thousand of Sports fans braved the cold and rainy weather to witness the opening of the main stadium this past Saturday. Nearly 40,000 people filled the 80,000 seat stadium.
These preliminary events provide organizers an opportunity to assess everything from human traffic flow, to stadium security, as well other potential hazards that may arise during 17 days of competition.
The 2012 London Olympic games begin this summer on July 27th.