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SBD Global/November 28, 2013/Olympics

Olympic Notes: First Residents Move Into Renovated London Olympic Village

Fifteen months after the last competitor left Stratford at the close of the 2012 London Games, the first residents have "this week begun to move into the former athletes' village, now renovated, replanted and rebranded as 'London's newest neighbourhood,' East Village." More than 2,800 properties, from one-bed flats to five-bedroom townhouses, are "ready for occupation not by sporting superstars but by ordinary Londoners." It is "the first phase of a development that will eventually see 14,000 new homes built on a site the size of St James's Park" (London GUARDIAN, 11/26). ... China "plans to hire 11 foreign athletic coaches" for the 2016 Rio Olympics (XINHUA, 11/27).
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