LOCOG Unveil London 2012 Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre

By Community | April 30, 2012

LOCOG Chair Seb Coe and LOCOG Chief Executive Paul Deighton launched on Friday the London 2012 Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre (UDAC) in east London.

The UDAC is the first fully operational London 2012 Games time venue to open. It will be the main base for accreditation and uniform distribution for up to 70, order 000 Games Makers who will volunteer at London 2012, medic along with up paid staff and contractors. The centre will also supply uniforms to LOCOG staff, medical Technical Officials and eligible contractors.

The UDAC can process around 280 people an hour for uniform collection and up to 800 an hour for accreditation only. Additional uniform distribution centres will open in Weymouth and Portland, Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow and Coventry for Games Makers and staff working at 2012 Games venues outside of London.

All those picking up their uniform will go through several stages in the UDAC including documentation check, photos, picking up accreditation, uniform check-in area, fitting area, collection area and check-out area.

UDAC is equipped with 70 fitting rooms and a staff of 525 people (343 of whom are volunteers).

LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said “It’s a proud moment to be here alongside our fantastic Games Makers picking up our Games uniforms and accreditation. The Games are almost upon us and our Games Makers will be front and centre of the welcome we give the world.”

The Games Maker uniform was designed by LOCOG in association with London 2012’s official sportswear provider adidas. The Technical Official uniform was designed by LOCOG in association with British retailer and London 2012’s official clothing and homeware supplier Next.

by Ismail Uddin