Over 200 Pre-Games Training Opportunities for International Athletes in Every Nation and Region of the UK

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Speaking at the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Moscow, London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe announced that over 200 Pre-Games Training Camp (PGTC) agreements have been signed throughout the UK, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Training camps are an essential part of an athlete’s preparation for the London 2012 Games

Speaking at the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Moscow, London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe announced that over 200 Pre-Games Training Camp (PGTC) agreements have been signed throughout the UK, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The camps are arranged through formal agreements between facilities in the UK and National Olympic and Paralympic Committees (NOCs/NPCs) and international teams. They provide athletes with a base from which to prepare, train and acclimatise ahead of the Games.

The PGTC agreements represent an opportunity for cultural exchange, education and engagement alongside provisions for international sporting teams. LOCOG is providing some financial assistance to some NOCs, and others have made their own independent arrangements.

Seb commented: 'I am delighted that 93 NOCs have signed up to use so many different locations. Over 50% of them have 10 athletes or less and we want to give as much assistance as we can to these smaller teams. Training camps are an essential part of an athlete’s preparation for the London 2012 Games.

'Each facility will provide excellent facilities and a vital service to ensure athletes can prepare properly for the biggest sporting events of their lives. The Games is about engaging and inspiring young people and I urge teams to go out and meet their local communities when they come to train. I know they will get a warm welcome.'

93 National Olympic Committees will be basing themselves in the UK , 25 sports are represented throughout the UK.

Download the full list of Pre-Games Training Camps that receive LOCOG financial assistance

Notes to editors:
LOCOG ran an open process from July 2006 to January 2007, inviting sporting facilities from around the UK to apply to be featured in our Pre-Games Training Camp Guide. Once verified, LOCOG published approved training venues online at http://trainingcamps.london2012.com for NOCs and NPCs to use in their planning and preparation for London 2012.

For further information, please contact the London 2012 Press Office.

As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Supplier, Otto Bock.

The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

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