Well Met Conferencing to be training base for China Olympic team

Well Met
 has a selection of venues which will be used as the training base for China’s
track and field teams ahead of the London 2012 Olympic

Under the agreement, approximately 50 athletes and
officials will be based at Well Met venues as they train and acclimatise to the
conditions in England shortly before the Olympics
begin on 27 July 2012. 

Well Met Conferencing’s Business Development Manager
Kate Pitcher said: “Our sporting facilities are renowned but it is an honour and
an incredible achievement for the city and the University to be hosting these
athletes as they prepare for the 2012 Games. As well as using the training
facilities at our Headingley campus, the team will also have access to the John
Charles Centre for Sport.”

Leeds will benefit financially from hosting the Chinese team,
while it also hoped there will be further benefits in terms of trade, tourism
and strengthening cultural ties.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s Chief Executive
Gary Verity said: “This signing is a huge coup for Yorkshire and I am thrilled
that the Chinese Athletics Team, part of one of the most successful Olympic and
Paralympic nations, has chosen Leeds as its
base for training ahead of London 2012.”

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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