Olympic Village housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2092
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the maximum number of athletes that will have to share an apartment in the Olympic Village during the Games?

Answer

Answer for Olympic Village housing

Answer for Olympic Village housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Olympic Village will have over 16,500 bedspaces for Olympic athletes and team officials (and 8,000 for Paralympic athletes and team officials) during the 2012 Games. Every competitor will have a place in the Olympic Village, and sharing apartments is an expected and valuable part of the experience for those staying there during the Games. Apartment sizes will vary, as will the number of athletes and officials that will share them. Room configurations will be developed and finalised at a later date, taking into account the experiences in the Beijing 2008 Games and the requirements of National Olympic Committees.