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Olympic Village a Nightmare, says Medalist

Kathryn Quinn

Britain's 1 billion GBP Olympic accommodation for athletes has been slammed as badly built and overcrowded by competitors at the London games.

Veteran Croatian table tennis star Zoran Primorac, 43 - who has competed in seven Olympics - told local media: "It was too much to put eight sportsmen in the same apartment. Especially when it has only two toilets."

"Anyone looking for a results would be better to be looking for accommodation outside of the Olympic village. It was impossible to concentrate well there.

"The walls are too thin so you can hear music from the next room. We could hear the supporters cheering from the Olympic stadium all the time," he added.

Kyak competitor Dinko Mulic claimed his apartment had no water when he moved in and tennis hopeful Marin Clinic moaned about the long journey to his matches.

"We needed two hours to reach Wimbledon. We spent too long travelling at this Olympics," he said.

Rowing silver medalist Martin Sinkovic complained that athletes were subject to too many military security checks.

And the Croatian squad even found fault with the food.

Water polo squad member Perica Bukic said: "Only the food at Atlanta was worse."




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