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Boris’s high wire act

Lutfur, Boris and Olympic volunteersThis afternoon I visited the Live Nation site at Victoria Park with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

The Live Site is a great hub of food, drink, live music and other entertainment, as well as boasting gigantic screens on which local residents can watch the latest action from the Olympic Games.

Mayor Johnson insisted on trying out the giant zip-wire, which runs across the breadth of the park. In fact, he was the first person to try the wire since it opened today and, as often happens when something is first tested, there were a few teething problems: the pulley got stuck half way across and Boris found himself suspended mid-air for a good 10-15 minutes. Once he had been rescued by the able hands of the livesite staff and our Parks team, we met a group of Olympics volunteers to thank them for their enthusiastic approach and hard-work throughout this period.

The Games certainly could not have taken place without them.

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