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The most spacious accommodation in Games history

The Olympic Village will be built at the heart of the Olympic Park in east London.

The Village will offer guaranteed accommodation for every athlete and team official, with more than 17,000 beds in total.

The location within the main Olympic Park means that 80 per cent of Olympic athletes and 95 per cent of Paralympic athletes will be within 20 minutes of their competition venues.

Athletes will have an inspirational view of the main stadium and the Olympic Flame from their apartments in the Village.

Every apartment will provide comfortable accommodation and state-of-the-art communications facilities, including internet access and wireless networking.

The plans retain London's tradition of building homes around communal squares and courtyards, with water features accentuating the closeness of the River Lea.

Shops, restaurants, medical and media facilities will be available on site, and athletes will have easy access to the travel and leisure facilities of the adjacent Stratford City complex.

The Olympic Javelin high-speed shuttle will link the village to central London in just seven minutes.

All facilities will be accessible to wheelchair users, ensuring the Village is equally suitable to the needs of Paralympic athletes.

And after the Games, the Olympic Village will lie at the heart of one of Europe's largest urban regeneration projects.

East London will benefit from new nursery, primary and secondary schools.

The converted village alone will provide 3,600 homes, many of which would be affordable, and it total 9,000 new homes will be created in the Olympic Park area.

London 2012 Candidate File Theme 10: Olympic Village

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Kelly Holmes
Supporting the Games:
Kelly Holmes

"I believe that the Games will leave a lasting legacy not only in East London but throughout the whole of Great Britain. It will of course inspire the youth of today to become the heros of tomorrow, but not only that it will unite the country through the millions of fans, volunteers, coaches, support teams, and participants all descending on our country to make it the best Games ever."

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