Team US is to use a university in the capital as its base for training and support during the 2012 Olympic Games. More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, scientists, medical practitioners and support staff will be based at the University of East London during the event. They will have access to the university's £18 million sports and academic centre at its Docklands campus, due to open next year. Patrick McGhee, vice-chancellor, said: "UEL is delighted to host some of the world's greatest athletes. The partnership is also an opportunity to build the legacy that will continue beyond 2012 and into the future to boost participation in sport."