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The Olympic Village has had the hand-over so it can now be furnished and kitted out with everything the athletes who will be staying there will need in 6 months time.

The Village will be home to 16,000 athletes and officials during the London 2012 Olympic Games, and includes 2,818 appartments, as well as shops, cafes, a cinema, and a temporary dining area seating 5,000 people. 

The appartments are now being furnished with the 16,000 beds needed, along with the 64,000 bed sheets and 21,000 pillows. They need 11,000 sofas, 9,000 wardrobes with more than 170,000 coat hangers, 5,000 bins and 5,000 toilet brushes!

Seb Coe, chair of the LOCOG, said: “Athletes are at the heart of the London 2012 Games and our plans for the Olympic Village will provide them with a home-from-home as they prepare for one of the biggest sporting moments of their lives.

“With the Village now handed over we are starting the huge process to install essential facilities and services ready to welcome competitors from around the world in 6 months’ time.”


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