USOC, 24 Hour Fitness to host official opening of Team USA High Performance Training Center USOC, 24 Hour Fitness, a leading health club industry pioneer in the US, will celebrate the official opening of Team USA's High Performance Training Center at the University of East London Docklands
BigNews.Biz - Jul 24,2012 - The United States Olympic Committee and 24 Hour Fitness, a leading health club industry pioneer in the United States, will celebrate the official opening of Team USA's High Performance Training Center at the University of East London Docklands with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Headlining the event are 2012 U.S. Olympians - Tony Azevedo, water polo, and Kerri Walsh, beach volleyball - as well as the head coaches of the men's and women's basketball teams - Mike Krzyzewski and Geno Auriemma.
24 Hour Fitness provided technical insight and consultation to the USOC to help design and outfit the HPTC, which serves as a home training base for Team USA's delegation of hundreds of athletes as they train to compete for gold. The HPTC's strength and conditioning facility has been equipped by 24 Hour Fitness and will be staffed throughout the Games by 24 Hour Fitness Ambassadors, a distinguished group of fitness professionals selected from more than 400 24 Hour Fitness clubs and 21,000 employees across the U.S. The Fitness Ambassadors will work with the USOC staff to manage the training facility around the clock in support of Team USA's athletes while they are in London.
Geno Auriemma, Head Coach, 2012 USA Basketball Women's National Team
Tony Azevedo, U.S. Olympic water polo player, 2008 Olympic silver medalist
Lisa Baird, Chief Marketing Officer, USOC
Jerry Colangelo, Chairman, USA Basketball
Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team
Carl Liebert, President and CEO, 24 Hour Fitness
Kerri Walsh, U.S. Olympic beach volleyball player, 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist
Thursday, July 26, 3:00 p.m. (BST)
USOC High Performance Training Center
University of East London (UEL)
London E16 2RD
In order to attend this event, all media MUST register for day passes to the University of East London Stratford through the USOC no later than noon BST on Wednesday, July 25, by emailing UELMedia@usoc.org. Due to security at UEL, media are advised to arrive early and bring passports. 24 Hour Fitness and USOC staff will be on hand to assist.