London 2012 Organising Committee chair Seb Coe has unveiled more than 200 pre-games training camps as the Olympics get ever closer.
The aim of the camps is to provide the competitors with a training base so that they) can prepare and be at their best for the Games by getting used to the UK climate as well as maintaining their current fitness and practice regimes.
Speaking at the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Russia, Mr Coe explained that the training camps are fundamental in enabling competitors to prepare for the Olympics.
The chair added: “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.”
The committee confirmed that competitors from 93 National Olympic Committees will make use of the facilities across the UK and the training groups will include athletes experienced in 25 different Olympic sports.
London 2012 is now just over 100 days away and those people lucky enough to have tickets to the events should book their London hotel deals as soon as possible to make sure they don’t miss out.
The Games will see in excess of 10,000 athletes from more than 200 counties travelling to London to take part, with many set to arrive in the Olympic Village in the east of London up to two weeks before the opening ceremony on July 27th.