Australia Olympic team leader happy with village

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Olympic chef de mission Nick Green is "impressed" with his team's accommodation at the London Games, saying "the village is looking fantastic ... it's superb."

Green said Wednesday on his return from a fact-finding trip to London that Australia's location was one of the best in the village -- close to transport, dining hall, open space and away from "noise and distraction."

Green said, "We're very happy with what we've got -- there'll be room for a barbecue, which is an essential part of it."

The Olympics begin July 27 and end Aug. 12.