Russia House to take over Perks Field

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Russia is to build its Olympic base at Perks Field, situated next to Kensington Gardens. Team Russia Park will be created by Eventica and SportsLab Marketing. The pair is working with the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to create the space, which will open from July 27 to August 12.

A temporary structure will feature in which visitors will be able to sample Russian food and drink and meet Russian athletes and sporting stars.

The confirmation comes amid reports by The Association of Summer International Olympic Federations that the organising committee for the 2014 winter Olympic Games is persisting with plans for Sochi World. Plans for a pavilion at Marble Arch were rejected but there are reports of a possible “plan B” or second scheme at Hyde Park.