Shopping Basket 0
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

HUMAN KINETICS

HK News

News and Excerpts

Olympic Village Qualified


By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

July 6, 2012

For $1.5 billion, you would think the London Olympic Committee could build a pretty luxurious Olympic Village. Instead, the Olympics’ on-site housing for athletes resembles college dorms more than Ritz Carltons. Only a handful of the units have private bathrooms, and even fewer have access to a balcony. None have kitchens, but the actual complex has a 24-hour cafeteria seating 5,000. Apparently, the accommodations don’t bother IOC Chairman Jacques Rogge, who will spend as many nights as he can in the Athlete’s Village. The complex, which includes 2.7 million square feet of living space, will house up to 16,000 athletes and officials from more than 200 countries.

If the living quarters are less lavish than expected, it’s for good reason. After the Games, the Village will become public housing for East London. It will be transformed into 2,818 new homes, including 1,379 affordable homes.




Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed
Share Facebook Reddit LinkedIn Twitter

Tools


Print Save to favorites


Products


Beyond the Scoreboard
Rick Horrow, America’s leading expert in sport business, and coauthor Karla Swatek give fans an inside look at the multibillion-dollar world of professional sport.
$19.95
Beyond the Scoreboard eBook
Rick Horrow, America’s leading expert in sport business, and coauthor Karla Swatek give fans an inside look at the multibillion-dollar world of professional sport.
$19.95
Beyond the Scoreboard: Chapter 1. The Mega-Master Super Series XLXL eBook chapter
$0.00

Get the latest news, special offers, and updates on authors and products. SIGN UP NOW!

Human Kinetics Rewards

About Our Products

Book Excerpts

Catalogs

News and Articles

About Us

Career Opportunities

Events

Business to Business

Author Center

HK Today Newsletter

Services

Exam/Desk Copies

Language rights translation

Association Management

Associate Program

Rights and Permissions

Partnerships

Partners

Programs

Certifying Organizations

Connect with Us

YouTube Tumblr Pinterest

Terms & Conditions

/

Privacy Policy

/

Safe Harbor