British Virgin Island Olympians to train in Hertfordshire

A BRITISH overseas territory has become the first nation to sign up to use Hertfordshire as a training camp in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics. The British Virgin Islands will be taking part in two events at the 30th Olympiad, namely

A BRITISH overseas territory has become the first nation to sign up to use Hertfordshire as a training camp in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics.

The British Virgin Islands will be taking part in two events at the 30th Olympiad, namely athletics and sailing.

Following discussions with the Herts Is Ready For Winners partnership, the Caribbean country's Olympic committee has agreed to train in Hertfordshire ahead of the Games.

The county has 17 facilities which will be made available to visiting Olympic teams, including the Gosling Sports Park in WGC, Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield and Queenswood School in Brookmans Park.


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However, a decision on which specific facilities will be used has yet to be taken.

Dean Greenaway, secretary general of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee, said: "This opportunity with Hertfordshire allows our athletes and the delegation to acclimatise in the same locality as the Games."

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