Olympic Training Center, California

155-acre complex of playing fields, housing, and related buildings, located on the outer edge of the suburbs east of San Diego. The facility was opened in 1995, and supports several Olympic sports: cycling, on a track surrounding the complex; field hockey, soccer, and track and field on several playing fields; archery, on the world's largest archery range; rowing, canoeing and kayaking, on the Lower Otay reservoir next to the Center. Around 10,000 athletes train here over the course of a year. Architecture is very post modern corporate, and an Official Olympic Committee gift shop serves the thousands of tourists who visit annually. Guided tours are available on a special tourist road designed into the layout of the site. One of a few official Olympic training sites in the country. Others are at Lake Placid, New York, and Colorado Springs, Colorado.