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Bolt’s bed among furniture delivered for 2014

Bolt’s bed among furniture delivered for 2014

THOUSANDS of pieces of Olympic furniture – including sprinter Usain Bolt’s bed – have arrived in Scotland.

Commonwealth Games bosses have snapped up everything from tables to coat hangers used by athletes during London 2012.

A total of 260,000 items have been shipped to Scotland in advance of Glasgow’s Games in 2014. They include 10,222 tables, 7474 beds, 2564 bean bags and 79,468 clothes hangers used in the Athletes’ Village and other Olympic venues.

The 360 containers will be stored at Grange-mouth until nearer the start of the Glasgow sporting extravaganza.

It was decided the best way to reduce the impact on the environment was to transport the furniture by sea.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: “The arrival of the furniture, fittings and equipment is a great way to round off 2012.

“From the Athletes’ Village to competition venues, this furniture and equipment will play an integral part in staging a successful Games in 2014.

“We take our sustain-ability targets seriously and bringing the containers to Scotland by sea was the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach.”

The furniture was provided for London by furniture, fittings and equipment supplier RGS (UK) Ltd.

RGS chairman Paul Ramier said: “We are thrilled our delivery of Games furniture to Glasgow has been completed in time for the Christmas break.

“Together with Glasgow 2014, we have produced a unique cost-effective and highly sustainable solution in the provision of equipment.”

Games organisers buy the equipment from RGS, then sell it back to them after the event.

Publication: Evening Times


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