“Training Camps are essential preparation for the London 2012 Games. Each facility will provide a vital service to ensure athletes can prepare for competition in 2012 while engaging their local community with sport and culture."
Over 100 Pre-Games Training Camp agreements (PGTC) have been signed across every nation and region of the UK, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The camps– organized, through formal agreements or Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), between cities in the UK, National Olympic and Paralympic Committees (NOC/ NPC) and international teams – will provide athletes with a base from which to prepare, train and acclimatize ahead of the Games.
In many cases partnerships between PGTC hosts and participating countries have already begun, with cities adopting their NOCs/NPCs, forging strong relations and developing exciting community engagement programmes.
Seb Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) said: “Training Camps are essential preparation for the London 2012 Games. Each facility will provide a vital service to ensure athletes can prepare for competition in 2012 while engaging their local community with sport and culture.”
Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics said: “We have always been determined to make the 2012 Games not just about London, but the whole of the UK. Offering 100 training camps across the country highlights the many world class sporting facilities that can be used by athletes from around the World. I am sure that all the athletes will be given a fantastic, warm welcome.”
For full lists of all Pre-Games Training Venues visit: http://www.london2012.com/documents/venue-documents/pre-games-training-camps-agreements.pdf.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games will welcome 4,200 athletes from around 160 countries competing in 20 different sports.