Africa to have hospitality house at London Games
The first ''Africa House'' will be set up in Kensington Gardens during next year's London Olympics, giving African medal winners a place to celebrate and meet with fans.
The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa and The Royal Parks announced Monday that the house will be located next to the Albert Memorial and have a capacity to host 2,000 visitors at a time. Entrance is free.
The house will also serve as a reception site for African sports, political and economic leaders.
Many individual national Olympic committees set up their own hospitality houses during the games, but ANOCA said this will be the first ''continental'' house at an Olympics.