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Athletics Track Construction Olympic Committee praise Thornton Sports Olympic Training Facilities

United States Olympic Committee praise Thornton Sports

Our team are incredibly proud to have received a letter of thanks from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) regarding our recent works at Mile End Park athletics track.

Refurbishment works were carried out at the track earlier this year in preparation for the track being used by USA Track & Field as a training facility in the lead up to London 2012. Following the incredible success of the USA Track and Field team at the Games, achieving no less than 29 Olympic medals, the USOC wrote to thank us for providing them with a ‘first-class’ training facility.

Randall Wilber, Senior Sport Physiologist for the USOC comments,

“Having exclusive access to the first-class training facility that Thornton Sports UK installed at Mile End Stadium was a very important factor in the success of USA Track and Field, as evident by the positive feedback we received about the venue from our Olympic athletes and coaches.

The 400-m track, jump/vault areas, and Olympic Stadium-specific throwing circles that Thornton Sports UK installed made our training at Mile End Stadium a very positive experience and allowed USA Track and Field athletes to focus and prepare optimally in their pursuit of Olympic medals.”

David Saxby, Managing Director of Thornton Sports, co-ordinated the project and was the main point of contact for the USOC, the stadium’s operator Greenwich Leisure Limited and Tower Hamlets Council. He’s delighted our great level of service and professionalism has been recognised, commenting,

“We were really pleased to be awarded this prestigious project, having faced some tough competition. Our athletics track experience is extensive, and this is a project that we were incredibly keen to be involved with.

As with all our projects, the whole Thornton Sports team worked together to ensure the works went smoothly and the quality of the workmanship was exceptional. During the Games, we all felt a certain amount of pride in seeing the USA Track and Field team perform so well, knowing that they had trained on a Thornton Sports athletics track”

For further information about our athletics track experience just follow the link or call 01282 777 345. 

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