Athletes village cafe closed as water runs dry

Parts of the athletes village at the London Olympics are without

water after delays installing pipes.

The cafe in the village’s shopping area was closed for several

hours on Wednesday and other ”grab and go” cafes were also


With the cafe doors closed unexpectedly, staff told athletes and

guests trying to gain access that there were ”water


Organizers told The Associated Press that a ”couple of water

pipes and connections” were slightly late being installed and are

still being checked before being operational.

Organizers expect the issue to be resolved by Thursday. There

were no indications that athletes’ apartments were affected.