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London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe this morning met Lucy Fuller, the three millionth spectator to attend the London 2012 Games at the Olympic Park. He presented her with some special London 2012 gifts including a signed commemorative book, a mascot and a Links of London Team GB bracelet.
12 year old Lucy from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex was entering the Olympic Park with her family – father Chris who is a roofer, mother Anna who is a teaching assistant and sister Abigail – when she was told by the ticket scanning team that she was the three millionth spectator to enter the Park.
The Fuller family was on its way to the Aquatics Centre to see Ellie Simmonds compete in the 400m freestyle heats.
Lucy said: “It’s been so great being here on the Park today, watching the action in the Aquatics Centre and meting Lord Coe. I’ve just got back from holiday so this is the best way to finish the summer before I go back to school. I can’t wait to tell all my friends that I was the three millionth visitor.”
Chris added: “What a day it’s been – we just wanted to be a part of the London 2012 experience and the atmosphere both in the venue and on the Olympic Park has been incredible. Meeting Lord Coe has been the icing on the cake and something we’ll be telling our friends and family about.”
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: “It was fantastic to meet the Fuller family today and I was delighted to be able to present them with some special London 2012 gifts. It’s great to see so many families on the Park and in our venues, soaking up the atmosphere and witnessing some great sport. ”
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