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First venue for London 2012 Olympics completed

The very first purpose-built sporting venue for the London 2012 Olympics has been completed at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy in Dorset.

At a cost of £15m, the venue will host both the Olympics and Paralympics events.

A 200m breakwater has been built to protect the new facilities which include a new pier with two yacht-lifting cranes and a 70-berths pontoon for the race boats.

Around 400 athletes will complete at the facilities in 10 Olympic sailing categories.

To view BBC footage of the new facilities click here