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Dorset Olympic 2012 sailing volunteers sought

  • 8 March 2011
  • From the section Dorset
Olympic Games "Games Maker" volunteers
Image caption About 170 people a day will be interviewed by the London Organising Committee

People who want to volunteer at the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Dorset are being interviewed by organisers.

Up to 50,000 visitors are expected in Weymouth and Portland during the events.

Volunteer - or "Games Maker" - roles will range from welcoming spectators to distributing athletes' kit.

About 170 people a day will be interviewed by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) in the next few weeks.

The interviews are taking place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy at Osprey Quay.

The site was the first site for the Games to be completed and will host up to 400 international athletes.

A total of 100,000 volunteers will be interviewed over the next 13 months at nine selection events across the UK.

British sailors began intensive training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy after the Christmas holidays.

Other nations' teams are also set to train there over the course of the year.

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