With just over four months to go until the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Team Leaders from the 26 sports that, collectively, will comprise Team GB came together with the BOA Delegation Leadership of Team GB for the penultimate Games Preparation Workshop, 13-14th March.
The workshop took place in southeast London at the Hilton Docklands Hotel and Queen Mary University.
Primary items covered during the two-day workshop included:
· A detailed review of operational plans for the Team GB Prep Camp at Loughborough University and the Team GB Delegation Headquarters at Westfield Stratford City
· Games-time high performance services and support for Team GB
· Games-time services in areas such as accreditation, logistics, housing, transportation and ticketing
· Games-time anti-doping guidelines, including athlete whereabouts requirements
· Situation Management Plan and scenario testing
· Feedback from the recent series of London Prepares test events
In addition, Team Leaders were able to tour the Team GB accommodation block in the Athletes’ Village and supplemental accommodation for support personnel at Queen Mary University.
The final Games Preparation Workshop for Team GB will take place 21-22 May in London.
Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt:
“We are well past the planning stage now. With 135 days to go, our focus is on Games-time delivery and attention to those final details that may well provide the winning margin for our athletes.
We had an outstanding two days with our Team Leaders. The work being done by the Team Leaders within their specific sports is extraordinary, and the spirit of partnership that exists between the National Governing Bodies, other key sport stakeholders, and the BOA will allow us to deliver on our promise to Team GB – which is to make certain this is the best-prepared, best-supported British Olympic Team in history.”
Michael Scott, Team Leader, Team GB Aquatics:
“From my perspective, there is absolutely no doubt that everything our athletes need to perform at their very best will be in place. The BOA has worked closely with the Team Leaders, listened to our input and suggestions, and put in place the resources and support necessary to give our athletes the best opportunity for success at London 2012.”
Dominic Mahony, Team Leader, Team GB Modern Pentathlon:
“It’s been a two-year journey, working in partnership with the BOA, to get to this point. With the Games now on the immediate horizon, it’s exciting to see the years of planning coming to life as we move into being Games-ready.”