24 Sep 2008

Training facilities offered ahead of London Games

8:10 pm on 24 September 2008

New Zealand athletes have been offered the use of British training camps in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The British tourism board says it has 15 accredited high-performance facilities available for use by foreign competitors.

NZOC secretary general Barry Meister says it is a terrific opportunity which will put New Zealand athletes in good stead.

He hopes the offer may extend to a permanent base for athletes so they can compete in other European sporting events with greater ease.