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The Summer Olympics and Paralympics venues are mostly located in the host city of London, though some other events require facilities located elsewhere. Since the successful bid for the Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics, some details have changed, with ongoing developments and announcements taking place.

The Games will use a mixture of newly built venues, existing facilities, and temporary facilities, some of them in well known locations such as Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade. In the wake of the problems that plagued the Millennium Dome, the intention is that there will be no white elephants after the games. Some of the new facilities will be reused in their Olympic form, while others will be reduced in size and several will be relocated elsewhere in the UK. The plans will contribute to the regeneration of Stratford in east London which will be the site of the Olympic Park, and of the neighbouring Lower Lea Valley.

The Olympic village will have 17,320 beds and provide each athlete with 16mē floor space.
There will be 3,300 apartments
Each apartment will have a TV, internet access, and a private courtyard.
The dining hall will cater for 5,500 athletes at a time.

Difficulties experienced by developers Lend Lease in raising funds for the village (the single largest project in the scheme) resulted in the scale of the village being reduced by "almost 25%". This was achieved predominantly by providing accommodation for London-based athletes only. Those competing in events outside London were to be housed elsewhere. Following the athletes' experiences in Beijing 2008 (and in particular through comments concerning athletes' welfare by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge) this compromise was to be reconsidered whilst pressure built for the finance deal to be resolved

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