2012 Olympic sailing on track to be the best ever

November 12, 2010 at 8:21 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rob Andrews, Sailing Manager, has given the ISAF Council an interesting update of progress to 2012.

 The London 2012 Olympics will include twenty six sports across thirty four venues for seventeen days. 10,500 athletes will compete and 20,000 media and broadcasters will share their moments of glory and heartache with you

After the Olympics twenty Paralympic sports will be contested at twenty one venues. 4,500 athletes with 6,500 media bringing you all the action.

Athletes will use 1 million pieces of sport equipment and 12 million meals will be eaten by the athletes.

10 million tickets will see a huge audience watching the games live and 70,000 volunteers will make sure the London Olympics is an experience never to be forgotten for spectators and athletes.

The task ahead for LOCOG is huge.

Venues are on or, as is the case of sailing, ahead of schedule. Building has started on the race village, which will have 77 Residential properties be able to sleep 625 people.

 

Spectators at Weymouth will have unrivalled views of the medal course and big screens and commentary will bring the action even closer. With sailing being a ticketed sport for the first time, work in under way to make sure it will be a fun, entertaining and engaging day for spectators. With 250,000 having registered an interest in tickets for sailing on the London Olympics website there will be a great atmosphere in Weymouth.

Following the presentation Peter Tallberg, who sits on the International Olympic Committee told Council that he believes London 2012 is on track to be the best ever for sailing.

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