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Village Services

The set-up and services in the Athletes' Village have been planned to ensure that athletes can concentrate on their upcoming performances and nothing else.

Village Service Center

The Village Service Center will be open 24 hours a day from August 1, 12:00 noon to August 15, 12:00 Noon. The following services are offered:

  • Information Services
  • TIC: (Technical Information Center) Information regarding the competition
  • VILLAGE INFO: General information regarding the stay and services in the Athletes' Village
  • ESPOO INFO: Information on tours and activities in Espoo and Helsinki area
  • CONGRESS DELEGATES INFO: Information for the congress delegates and accompanying persons of the delegates
  • Postal Services
  • Phone Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Village Collection Store of Licensed Products
  • Transportation Office
  • Movie Theatre and other Leisure Time Activities
  • Meeting Rooms & Auditorium
  • Internet Café
  • Lost Property Office
  • Dining Hall and Restaurants

Meals and Other Food Services

The Athletes' Dinning Hall is located in the Village Service Center. Access only with accreditation badge.

Daily Operating Hours – 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

  • Breakfast 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
  • Evening Snack 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Meals are served buffet style. Meats, fresh vegetable and fruit with a Finnish fare will be served with something for every taste, diet and culture. The daily menu will be displayed in the dinning hall, on Service Center Info screens, on Village TV Channel and in Daily Village News.

Snack Bags for Combined Events' Athletes

Athletes competing in Combined Events can pick-up a snack bag (or have his/her coach pick-up) from the Athletes' Restaurant during the competition days of the Heptathlon and Decathlon. Drinks and fruits will be available in the stadium rest areas.

Other Restaurant & Cafeteria Facilities in the Athletes' Village Area

In addition to the Athletes' Restaurant, there are several other restaurant & cafeteria facilities available at
the Athletes' Village serving food for a fee.

Activities in the Village

Various leisure time activities will be provided in the Athletes' Village. Activities to be provided upon arrival in Helsinki.

Training and Fitness Facilities

A 400m outdoor training track is located inside the Athletes' Village. In the Village indoor Sports Hall (Otahalli) there is also a 156 meter indoor track and a well equipped gym with weights available for the Teams' use. Other training facilities available within about a 15 minute drive by bus.

Village Medical Center

The Village Medical Center is located in the Otahalli indoor facility and offers physiotherapy, massage services, ultrasound and x-ray scanning. USATF will travel with its own personal medical staff. The Team medical will be located in the dorms.

Village News

A daily bulletin "Village News" will come out every morning. Athletes can pick up their personal copy at the Village Service Center.

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