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African Olympics pavilion closes with debts outstanding

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blackpearl

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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.

It is the first time at an Olympic Games that the 53 African national Olympic Committees have come together to host one, specially dedicated house.

Located opposite the Royal Albert Hall, it has an exhibition area and restaurant open to the public and a reception area for Games officials, athletes and sponsors.

Since it opened on 28 July it has received 80,000 visitors, said communications director Mr Bagnis.

BBC News - African Olympics pavilion closes with debts outstanding
 

Abike

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Why didnt they arrange payments before the Olympics began? How is that smart business????
 

Abike

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Na dude...its the Olympics for crying out loud! They shd have made everyone pay before the games started...or get 75% or something !
they probably thought they'd honour their debts.
they've just been 419'ed by the african nations.
 

Field Marshal

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When I heard this on BBC radio yesterday, I nearly died laughing!!!! The debt shouldn't be a surprise to any rational thinking being.
 
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