Reaching Peak Performance: A Quarter Million Items Handled for London 2012
Louis Smith

British Olympic Bronze medallist and London 2012 gymnastics hopeful Louis Smith has joined the team of UPS London 2012 Olympic Ambassadors, alongside fellow Olympians Ben Ainslie and Denise Lewis, and television sports presenter Steve Rider, to mark the delivery of the 250,000th item (a 3-meter landing mat) into our London 2012 logistics centres.

To mark the occasion, Louis kindly took some time out of his busy training schedule to visit our Tilbury logistics centre to see first hand the logistical preparation work taking place ahead of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

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UPS London 2012 Logistics Centre Now Fully Operational


In the week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspection team visited London to assess preparations with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), UPS moved one step closer to the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the opening of our dedicated London 2012 logistics centre in Stevenage.

Along with our second facility in Tilbury, due to open next month, it will house around 30 million items ahead of the start of the Games next year. For thousands of items of sporting equipment, it will be the last stop in their journey to one of the 34 venues that will host the 60 different Olympic and Paralympic sporting disciplines.


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