Monaco princess to host South African Olympic team

By Thahir Asmal

DURBAN (Reuters) - Princess Charlene of Monaco will host a two-week training camp for South Africa's swimming team in the build-up to the London Olympics, officials said on Monday.

As Charlene Wittstock, the princess swam for South Africa in the 4x100 meters medley at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where her team finished fifth.

"The team will be going into camp there," SSA president Jace Naidoo told Reuters. "It was all finalized over the last few days."

Princess Charlene would provide facilities for the team, as well as meals and accommodation, with SSA and the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) taking care of the travel arrangements, officials said.

(Editing by Clare Fallon; clare.fallon@thomsonreuters.com; +44 20 7542 7933; Reuters Messaging: clare.fallon.reuters.com@reuters.net)