Cameroon Olympic Team Arrive at Aberdeen Sports Village
The first members of the Cameroonian Olympic team arrived in Aberdeen today (Wednesday 4 July) to commence their pre-games training camp (PGTC) which runs until Sunday 22 July.
The first arrivals of the 60-strong team of athletes, managers, coaches and physiotherapists touched down at Aberdeen Airport just after lunchtime from London Heathrow and Manchester where they were met airside by a piper and Councillor Willie Young of Aberdeen City Council (ACC).
The team members were then transported directly to Aberdeen Sports Village for an orientation meeting and an opportunity to unpack at their accommodation on Linksfield Road.
The product of a partnership effort between ASV, RGU: SPORT, ACC and sportscotland, the PGTC will provide the African team with tailored training programmes designed to prepare them for the vital final stages leading up to their Olympic campaign.
The team will receive their official welcome at 10.45am (Thursday 5 July) at Union Square where they will be greeted by the public who will have the opportunity to have their photos taken with the Olympians. A panel comprising members of the Cameroonian team, two sporting facilities and ACC will also speak before the press, giving insights into their training programme and hopes for the London 2012 Games.