Who needs a flight to London to catch Olympic fever?
You can see the Olympic flame and feel the presence of athletic greatness with a drive to a special complex in San Diego's South Bay.
The 155-acre campus houses athletes training in the sports of track and field, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, soccer, archery and rowing.
The first U.S. Olympic Committee training facility built from the ground up includes a BMX track, the largest permanent archery range in North America, four soccer fields and four tennis courts.
Some 4,000 athletes use the center every year to train in their perspective sports and participate in clinics and competitions.
Donations of $65 million helped make the center possible when it opened in June 1995.
The street leading to the center near Otay Lake Reservoir was named Olympic Parkway and is lined with palm trees placed in groups of five, like the Olympic rings.
The center offers tours (both guided and walking). Call in advance for hours at (619) 656-1500 .
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