Olympic Triathlon: Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Get the scoop on the behind-the-scenes action at the London 2012 Triathlon venue

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These tents will be used by the athletes on race day to recover and relax after the race. In the nearby athlete's lounge there are large noticeboards displaying essential information for all the competitors. Each country also has a pigeon hole so organisers can communicate with the athletes.

A week before the women's race, the noticeboard tells us that the water's a balmy 24C. The doping control portacabins are just round the corner from here. During the course of the Games, 6,000 blood and urine samples will be taken for athletes. A Glaxo Smith Kline lab in Harlow will work round the clock to process the tests within 24 hours. 

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