London 2012 stores open at Stansted
Tags: London 2012, London Stansted Airport, souvenirs
A second store dedicated to the sale of memorabilia for the Olympic Games has opened at Stansted Airport.
A wide range of London 2012 branded products from souvenirs and clothing to toys and fashion accessories will be on sale at the 1,400 sq ft site, which was officially opened by Games mascots Wenlock and Mandeville in August.
London 2012 may be the only time that many of the visitors will be able to experience an Olympic Games first hand and the stores at Stansted will give them the opportunity to take home a souvenir of the world’s biggest sporting event.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) said that the stores will give international and domestic visitors to the capital a chance to “stock up on a piece of sporting history” while travelling through the airport.
Simon Lilley, head of licensing at LOCOG, said: “This latest shop opening offers an increased opportunity for London 2012 to connect to UK travellers and international visitors, offering them a great chance to take home a piece of the Games. The range of products on offer is huge and the diversity really means there is something for everyone—from pocket-money toys to collectables.”
Stansted Airport operations director Martin Lyall added: “We are delighted to welcome the new London 2012 shop to Stansted Airport. It provides travellers with a great opportunity to share in the excitement which the London 2012 Games will generate.”
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