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Kenyan athletes are well known for their superior ability running long distances, but they won’t have far to run to visit London’s “Kenya House” during the games. Based in Stratford, just a short ten minute walk from the Olympic Stadium at the East Thames Housing Association and open to the public from 27th July 2012 – 12th August between 8am and 5pm, the venue is superbly located for those visiting the stadium and surrounding areas during the Games, or for those simply wanting to soak up some Olympic spirit a stone’s throw from the action.
Throughout the Games visitors will have the chance to learn about the destination from a permanent exhibition showcasing Kenya’s past, present and future. The exhibition will include a replica of the Turkana Boy, the most complete early human skeleton ever found, dating back 1.5 million years. Visitors will be able to rub shoulders with the athletes themselves throughout the Games as well as enjoy Kenyan music, sample local food and win fantastic prizes. The weekend of 4th and 5th August will offer a packed programme of activities and cultural performances as part of the Tourism Family Fun Days. Sunday 12th August will see the House commemorate ‘Kenya Day’ in honour of the men’s marathon final and arguably Kenya’s strongest ever field of athletes.