The Korean Olympic Committee picks Thames Yacht Club as Olympic home

The Concerto Group has chosen the Royal Thames Yacht Club for the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC)'s Team Korea House during the London Olympic Games in 2012.

The Korean Olympic Committee picks Thames Yacht Club as Olympic home
The Korean Olympic Committee picks Thames Yacht Club as Olympic home

Based in Knightsbridge, near the International Olympic Committee Hotel, the venue boasts a dining room overlooking Hyde Park, oak panelled interiors, several event spaces - for up to 200 delegates - including cabins as well as nautical history collection, accumulated over several centuries.

President of the KOC, Mr Yong Sung Park said: "The rich atmosphere and kind reception staff of the Clubhouse inspires harmony and friendship for the promotion of international cooperation that will be housed there during the games. We graciously look forward to Team Korea’s luxurious stay at the Royal Thames Yacht Club."

Mike Halstead, rear commodore sailing of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, added: "It has been our plan for some time to host an NOC at the Clubhouse over the course of the Games and it is now our great honour to be a part of showcasing London during 2012."

The Concerto Group managing chairman Mike Kershaw said: "We are very proud to be working with the Korean Olympic Committee and are delighted to have been able to secure this distinguished venue, steeped with nautical history. We look forward to assisting the KOC in the months to come to deliver a successful Team Korea House during the
London 2012 Games."

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