Korean Olympic Training Camp at Brunel in July 2012

In 2012 Brunel was the Korean Olympic training base for athletics, badminton, boxing, fencing, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, wrestling. Korea finished 5th in the medal table, their best ever performance. Chef de Mission Lee Kee-Heung praised the training camp, “This is the best thing we have done at these Olympics. The training base allowed athletes to train with proper partners, served them delicious and nutritious Korean food, and offered medical care.”
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Brunel staff listen to a presentation on Korean culture by their colleague Jeung Lee.  Korean TV were there to film the session.  Korean Cultural Awareness Day by Brunel University, via Flickr

Brunel staff listen to a presentation on Korean culture by their colleague Jeung Lee. Korean TV were there to film the session. Korean Cultural Awareness Day by Brunel University, via Flickr

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Table tennis training at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex. Google Image Result for http://img.sbs.co.kr/newimg/news/201207/200590897.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Table tennis training at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex. Google Image Result for http://img.sbs.co.kr/newimg/news/201207/200590897.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - London 2012 taekwondo gold medalist Hwang Kyung-Seon (right) in training. Google Image Result for http://static.news.zum.com/images/1/2012/07/22/l_2012072201007290400223601.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - London 2012 taekwondo gold medalist Hwang Kyung-Seon (right) in training. Google Image Result for http://static.news.zum.com/images/1/2012/07/22/l_2012072201007290400223601.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Intense media interest in the handball team. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251410338265_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Intense media interest in the handball team. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251410338265_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The hockey team head off to training at Slough Hockey Club. Google Image Result for http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RzEt09A1W.FxLgiXC3I1kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072201001694200140421.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The hockey team head off to training at Slough Hockey Club. Google Image Result for http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RzEt09A1W.FxLgiXC3I1kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072201001694200140421.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Media day brought in reporters from more than 20 news agencies. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251449458066_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Media day brought in reporters from more than 20 news agencies. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251449458066_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fun at handball training. Google Image Result for http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/o9HV3Qcj4v7HWrHAjJK.aQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072301001765400146671.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Fun at handball training. Google Image Result for http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/o9HV3Qcj4v7HWrHAjJK.aQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072301001765400146671.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Badminton players head off for training at Stockley Academy. Google Image Result for http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/KoXa.ENigX7WEBknMWw87g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072201001695400140581.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Badminton players head off for training at Stockley Academy. Google Image Result for http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/KoXa.ENigX7WEBknMWw87g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTU1MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/ko_KR/News/sports.chosun.com/2012072201001695400140581.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The handball coach addresses his charges in the Netball Hall. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251415358269_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - The handball coach addresses his charges in the Netball Hall. Google Image Result for http://cdn.mydaily.co.kr/FILES/201207/201207251415358269_1.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Sharing a joke during a break from boxing training in the Exercise Studio. Google Image Result for http://sccdn.chosun.com/news/html/2012/07/25/2012072501001897700159051.jpg

Team Korea Olympic training camp at Brunel University in July 2012 - Sharing a joke during a break from boxing training in the Exercise Studio. Google Image Result for http://sccdn.chosun.com/news/html/2012/07/25/2012072501001897700159051.jpg

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