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UPDATED: 21:38, November 24, 2006
Doha Asian Games faces bed shortage
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With the 15th Asian Games just a week away, the host country, Qatar, is making efforts to curb a shortage of accommodation.

Estimates have shown that with the record number of sports appearing at this year's games, 39 in all, more than 13,000 athletes and officials were planning to attend, although the 500 million-US-dollar athletes' village was built for 10,500.

"We have to squeeze more beds into rooms in the athletes' village," a Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee (DAGOC) staff told Xinhua Friday on condition of anonymity.

"On average, three athletes share one room. Even some senior officials of the participating delegations have to share rooms, which never happened in previous Asian Games," she added.

According to the staff, DAGOC has sought to assure participating delegations that it has adequate space. To that end, it has added 1,560 beds in athletes village and contracted three cruise ships to provide an additional 2,500 beds.

The Asian Games is the second largest multi-sports event in the world, after the Olympic Games. It takes place from Dec. 1 to 15.

Source: Xinhua


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