THE Zambian contingent to the London Olympics will set up a pre-tournament camp in Glasgow, Scotland from July 9 to July 23 before moving to the British capital.

National Olympics Committee of Zambia secretary general Hazel Kennedy said in an interview the Zambian-based athletes would meet in Lusaka before leaving for Glasgow where they will be joined by their foreign-based colleagues.

She said the pre-games arrangement with the Scots started in 2010 and was finalised last year.

"The Scottish people will be helping us with the pre-Games camping. This will help us be together as we head to the Games Village," Kennedy said.

"We would have loved everyone to be here so that we start off together but as you know most of them are currently based abroad and they are training there. So we will have a small contingent of locally based athletes who will meet either on 7th or 8th (July) before departure on the 9th."

Zambia is being represented at the Olympics by boxer Gilbert Choombe, athletes Tony Wamulwa and Gerald Phiri, swimmers Zane Jordan and Jade Howard and judoka Boas Munyonga.

Kennedy said the athletes would be accompanied by their coaches but the swimmers would have two coaches because of the female swimmer who needed a female coach.

She said that plans were underway to have a manager accompany Choombe and his coach Philip Kataya.

Kennedy also revealed that Choombe had been invited by AIBA to take part in a pre-Olympic Games tournament in Cardiff.

The Olympics will run from July 27 to August 12.