The 2012 Olympics are in full swing – and if you’re anything like me, you just can’t get enough. I absolutely love the spirit of the games, the unity it creates as well as the events themselves. There’s just nothing quite like a sport to bring people together…
Olympic Village – London, England:
Last week the most talented athletes from around the world arrived in London, England gearing up for this year’s Olympic games. So where do these athletes stay while participating in the games?
The village is its own neighborhood and community, dotted with tree-lined streets and containing open, green spaces. The apartment units contain 16,000 beds, 64,000 sheets and 22,000 pillows, all the bedding tucked, plumped and laid to ensure that each athlete has a comfortable stay (Houzz).
Olympic Athlete Apartments:
A peek inside the bedrooms reveal Union Jack-clad standard sized beds. Basketball players, swimmers or others taller have the option to request longer, extendable beds. The rooms also boast of blackout shades, providing optimal sleeping conditions necessary for the athletes as they mentally and physically prepare for biggest sporting moments of their lives.
The three Olympic-theme throw pillows on the sofa (as seen above) are among 64 products by British designer Jan Constantine celebrating the 2012 games.
Olympic Recreational Facility “The Globe”:
The Globe features 10 pool tables and industrial light fixtures that create a rec center feel. The walls have an unfinished, raw appeal, peppered with graphic art portraits and vintage neon signs (Houzz).
Owning a piece — or a set — of Olympic history is within your reach when it comes to apartment furniture. Remains of the Games is already selling furnishings, fixtures and equipment to interested buyers. You can purchase what’s called the Athletes’ Bedroom 4-Piece Set (including a bed, a mattress, a night table and a nightlight) for only $150.
What do you think of the athlete apartments?
Here’s to cheering on this year’s Olympic athletes from around the world! Go USA!