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US Track And Field Team Names Birmingham As Base Camp For 2012 Games

Site offers easy access to London without the hassles of the host city.

The US track and field delegation with call the city of Birmingham, England their home prior the 2012 London Olympic Games. The site was picked because of its distance from the host city and ease of travel between the two. US team members will train for the six weeks leading up to the Games at the camp in Birmingham.

Birmingham will allow the athletes access to London via train and bus and allow the athletes to stay away from spectacle prior to the beginning of the Games. In total 155 athletes, coaches and support staff will be at the base camp.

Fore More: Yahoo! Sports