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Olympic village is a hit with athletes

It may have taken US hurdler Kerron Clement four hours to get from Heathrow to the Athletes' Village, but news of what awaits the world's sporting finest when they arrive in their temporary home travels a lot faster than an Olympic transfer bus.

With little more than a week to go until the opening ceremony, around 1,300 of the 18,000 athletes and officials that will stay in London's Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' village over the coming month have already arrived and, thanks to Twitter, we have already seen more of it than at any previous Games.

Diver Tom Daley and swimmer Rebecca Adlington are among many who have posted pictures of their rooms — in Adlington's case to apologise for its already unkempt state: “Only been here a few hours and my room is a mess!!!”

Daley, on the other hand, spent some time putting up Olympic bunting and posters. “My room in the Olympic village all decorated :) heading back to Southend now for our pre-camp...back on the 25th :D” he wrote to his 250,000 followers.

In all, 203 countries have teams staying in the village.

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