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Olympic Village Media Tour
LONDON - JULY 12: General views of the Olympic Village at the Olympic Park on July 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

2012 London Olympic Village opened

13 July 2012

London has unveiled its £1 billion Olympic village, a mini-city in the formerly downtrodden East End boasting plush apartment blocks and facilities that mayor Boris Johnson says will provide athletes with "just about every form of legal entertainment".