Olympic Village welcomes first guests

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has revealed the top class services and facilities of the Olympic Village, which will be home to a large number of the 185 kiwi athletes traveling to London as part of the New Zealand Olympic Team. As part of the official opening, LOCOG invited a small number of guests into the Village for an overnight stay. The world-class services and facilities will be used by 22,200 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and team officials. Facilities include a 24-hour dining area, a state of the art gym, an extensive entertainment room and a multi-faith centre. Londons Olympic village has been built to meet the needs of the modern athlete with new features and initiatives the Athletes Committee has helped deliver. Upon completion of the 2012 Olympic Games, the 324 million Olympic Village will be redeveloped to create a legacy of 2,818 new homes in an area that will be known as East Village. Athletes of the 2012 New Zealand Olympic team start arriving from the 16th of July. The Olympic Village along with Royal Halloway and the Osprey Quay development, in Weymouth, will be the three main villages to house Kiwi athletes for the duration of the Games. Photo Credits - Getty Images
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