Northampton Trampoline Centre wants to host Olympic team

Tetsuya Sotomura from Japan
Image caption Tetsuya Sotomura was part of the team in Northampton

The head of a Northamptonshire sports centre is hoping that a Japanese team will choose Northampton as its training camp for the 2012 Olympics.

Japan's Olympic Trampoline team went to the Northampton's Trampoline Centre for a rehearsal for the 2012 Games.

The trip was organised by Tracy Whittaker-Smith who runs the centre.

She said: "It will heighten the centre's profile if the team decides to come here."

The Japanese trampoline team has a long-standing relationship with Tracey Whittaker-Smith and the British team.

A spokesman from Japanese team said: "We have known Tracey for many years. We came here last year for research and knew that the facilities were at a high level which is why we came here again this year."

The team also brought over a group of sports scientists to investigate the effects of jet lag on training and competition.

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