Press Release

03 July 2012

Canterbury Christ Church University is delighted to welcome the Puerto Rico Olympic team, arriving at the University in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Hosting over 35 athletes, trainers and medical staff over a two week period (Friday 6 July – Tuesday 24 July 2012), the team will also be present during the Olympic Torch Tour, visiting Canterbury on 19 July.

Competitors from sports, including boxing, athletics and swimming will be using the University’s first class sporting facilities in the run up to the Olympic Games, including the University’s sports and exercise science laboratories. These will be used for pre and post training massages and performance analysis.

The athletes will stay at the University’s campus residences, graded three and four star by VisitEngland*, as well as catered for by the University’s chefs and on-site catering and hospitality team**.

The Puerto Rico team will also train at Body & Mind Leisure Club athletics track, Canterbury High School, Canterbury Boxing Club and Kingsmead Leisure Centre during their London 2012 preparation.

Kent has been recognised as being among the counties with the most nations, excluding London, to sign up Olympic squads.

*Graded by VisitEngland in the university and campus accommodation quality assessment 2012

**Rated 5 (highest rating) for food hygiene by Canterbury City Council 2012


Notes to Editor

There will be a number of activities and media opportunities scheduled during the team’s visit. To express your interest in this schedule and to be kept up-to-date with possible media opportunities or events, please contact the University’s press office on 01227 782826 or 01227 782391.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.


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