Korean Olympic Training Camp at Brunel in July 2012

In 2012 Brunel was the Korean Olympic training base for athletics, badminton, boxing, fencing, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, wrestling. Korea finished 5th in the medal table, their best ever performance. Chef de Mission Lee Kee-Heung praised the training camp, “This is the best thing we have done at these Olympics. The training base allowed athletes to train with proper partners, served them delicious and nutritious Korean food, and offered medical care.”
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Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Table tennis training at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex. Google Image Result for http://img.sbs.co.kr/newimg/news/201207/200590897.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Table tennis training at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex. Google Image Result for http://img.sbs.co.kr/newimg/news/201207/200590897.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fencer Nam Hyeon-Hui lunges during training in the Antonin Artaud arts building. Google Image Result for http://m.donga.com/IMAGE/2012/07/26/47962108.4.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fencer Nam Hyeon-Hui lunges during training in the Antonin Artaud arts building. Google Image Result for http://m.donga.com/IMAGE/2012/07/26/47962108.4.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - A  moment of calm concentration for fencer Nam Hyeon-Hui. Google Image Result for http://i2.media.daumcdn.net/photo-media/201207/22/khan/20120722203616374.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - A moment of calm concentration for fencer Nam Hyeon-Hui. Google Image Result for http://i2.media.daumcdn.net/photo-media/201207/22/khan/20120722203616374.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fun at handball training. Google Image Result for http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/o9HV3Qcj4v7HWrHAjJK.aQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072301001765400146671.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fun at handball training. Google Image Result for http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/o9HV3Qcj4v7HWrHAjJK.aQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072301001765400146671.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The handball coach addresses his charges in the Netball Hall. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251415358269_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The handball coach addresses his charges in the Netball Hall. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251415358269_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fencer Nam Hyeon-Hui taking a break from training in the Antonin Artaud arts building. Google Image Result for http://bbsimg.sbs.co.kr/photoviewer/Watermark/V0000355547/Img0499_20120724135802_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fencer Nam Hyeon-Hui taking a break from training in the Antonin Artaud arts building. Google Image Result for http://bbsimg.sbs.co.kr/photoviewer/Watermark/V0000355547/Img0499_20120724135802_1.jpg

Brunel staff listen to a presentation on Korean culture by their colleague Jeung Lee.  Korean TV were there to film the session.  Korean Cultural Awareness Day by Brunel University, via Flickr

Brunel staff listen to a presentation on Korean culture by their colleague Jeung Lee. Korean TV were there to film the session. Korean Cultural Awareness Day by Brunel University, via Flickr

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - London 2012 taekwondo gold medalist Hwang Kyung-Seon (right) in training. Google Image Result for http://static.news.zum.com/images/1/2012/07/22/l_2012072201007290400223601.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - London 2012 taekwondo gold medalist Hwang Kyung-Seon (right) in training. Google Image Result for http://static.news.zum.com/images/1/2012/07/22/l_2012072201007290400223601.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Intense media interest in the handball team. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251410338265_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Intense media interest in the handball team. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251410338265_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The hockey team head off to training at Slough Hockey Club. Google Image Result for http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RzEt09A1W.FxLgiXC3I1kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072201001694200140421.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The hockey team head off to training at Slough Hockey Club. Google Image Result for http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RzEt09A1W.FxLgiXC3I1kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072201001694200140421.jpg

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