10 Aug 2012

Olympic Park welcomes two millionth spectator

5:47 am on 10 August 2012

London 2012 organisers have hailed the 'passion and spirit' of the British public after the two millionth ticketed spectator passed through the Olympic Park since the Games began on July 27.

"The huge crowds have contributed to making the atmosphere at events in both the Olympic Park and venues around the country incredible," LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe said on Thursday.

The two million mark was reached on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

"I am very proud of the performance of our athletes, of my team which has given its heart and soul to these Games over the last seven years as well as the brilliant volunteers who seem to be having an extraordinary impact on everyone they meet," Lord Coe said.

Organisers said venues and big screens throughout the country had attracted huge crowds, with 2.7 million attending live sites.

On 4 August dubbed 'Super Saturday', 350,000 turned out at the live sites, while an estimated 160,000 spectators took to the streets of London to watch Alistair Brownlee become Britain's first triathlon champion.

The London Olympics end on Sunday.