29 Nov 2008

London opens first Olympic venue

9:22 am on 29 November 2008

Britain has opened the first venue for the 2012 London Olympics with the sailing facilities unveiled in southwest England.

The Olympic and Paralympic sailing events will be hosted in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in Dorset.

The early completion of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy means Britain's Olympic hopefuls can use the venue for training to get an early advantage on their competitors.