Africa Olympics Village closes with outstanding debts

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 20: A general view of the Africa Village which will serve as the official reception area for the 53 National Olympic Committees from the African continent during the 2012 Olympic Games on July 20, 2012 in London, England. The opening ceremony of the games will take place in seven days on July 27, 2012. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The hospitality centre for African nations competing in the Olympics has had to close because of unpaid debts, a spokesman has confirmed.

Africa Village, set up in Kensington Gardens, west London, owes suppliers hundreds of thousands of pounds, Laurent Bagnis said.

He said an exact figure was not yet known.

A meeting is to be held to establish whether the venue can open later for its Tunisia Day.BBC

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