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After the last athletic team leaves the village on August 15, the fittings from the games will be removed and each of the apartments will be retrofitted with a kitchen. The village will then create 2,818 new homes in a new community for both homeowners and renters that will be known as East Village.
Jonathan Edwards, Olympic gold medalist and chair of the Athletes' Committee within the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, worked with a panel of architects, interior designers and other athletes to implement additions in the apartments. Units range from one-bedrooms to four- and five-bedroom townhouses.
A peek inside the bedrooms reveals Union Jack–clad standard beds that are 5 feet, 8 inches long. Basketball players, swimmers and others taller than that may request the superlong, extendable Olympic beds. Blackout shades provide privacy and optimum sleep conditions.
For the first time in the games' history, there are lounges (pictured here) in each apartment, where athletes can watch TV, as well as large areas of green open space outside for them to relax in between events.
The three Olympic-theme throw pillows on the sofa are among 64 products by British designer Jan Constantine celebrating the 2012 games.
Owning a piece — or a set — of Olympic history is within your reach when it comes to apartment furniture. Remains of the Games is already selling furnishings, fixtures and equipment to interested buyers. You can purchase what's called the Athletes' Bedroom 4-Piece Set (including a bed, a mattress, a night table and a nightlight) for only $150.
"So many people want a piece of the Olympics, and they're just mad about games memorabilia," says Paul Levin, a marketing executive at Remains of the Games. "A person in New York can have a piece of the games just as freely as somebody in London."
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