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Colchester Olympic boss 'relieved' town was not used as a base
5:00pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
THE boss of a Colchester Olympics group which had hoped to attract a national team to stay in the town during the Games is now relieved five countries passed up the chance.
Tina Bourne, who chaired the Colchester Partnership for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, said in hindsight she is glad no teams choose to be based in Colchester.
“Looking back, although that is a regret that we didn’t get any teams to use the town as a base, I’m almost relieved they didn’t choose to in the end,” said Mrs Bourne.
“That is something we would have had to be working at from years ago and we would have had to know exactly what facilities the teams would have needed.
“To plan for that accordingly, it would have been very expensive.
“It would have been very difficult and I don’t think we would have gained that much in hindsight from having a country here.”