Accommodation for the United States team
The Olympic Village is always a unique and robust experience for athletes competing in the Olympic Winter Games.
In the Beijing Olympic Village (there are also two Olympic Villages in the mountains), each country’s delegation receives an allocation of apartments which are assigned to various sports by the NOC (National Olympic Committee) of each nation, which in the case of the United States is the USOPC (United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee). Due to limited space, there is no room in the village for all athletes and team staff.
Athletes rightly come first, and the men’s hockey team has five five-bedroom apartments for its 25 players and one five-bedroom apartment for staff. The rest of the team personnel are staying at the hotel.
The Village includes a huge dining room open 24 hours a day and offering a wide variety of dishes from around the world. The village “mall” has a few other food options, including a KFC and Pizza Hut. The mall also includes a beauty salon which athletes can access for free.
The USOPC also provides an Athlete Resource Center (ARC) for US athletes which includes a place to relax with snacks, televisions, computers and information services.