AP's Stephen Wade reports from the Olympic venues:
Arrive early. Be patient. Wear comfortable shoes.
That's my advice for anyone coming to the ExCel arena to watch one of seven events — table tennis, weightlifting, judo, taekwondo, boxing, wrestling and fencing. The venue's cavernous. I counted taking about 1,000 steps walking from one end to the other. About right. The main "boulevard" runs past dozens of exhibitions halls. Must be 600-700 meters long (2,000 feet).
I mean, it dwarfs the venues in Beijing. That's saying something.
—Stephen Wade — Twitter http://twitter.com/StephenWadeAP
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