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West Ham’s fight for London’s Olympic stadium – a blow-by-blow account

The nine-year long saga has included Boris Johnson encouraging Tottenham’s rival bid, high court appeals and West Ham’s deal collapsing at one point Just over a year after London wins the right to host the 2012 Olympics, the organising committee selects a consortium to design and deliver the stadium in Stratford. Continue reading…

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Olympic Stadium cost rises to £701m from initial £280m estimate

• Price of transforming stadium for football and athletics up to £272m • Revelation likely to reignite row over use of public money The overall bill for the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, largely met by taxpayers, has soared to more than £700m before West Ham United move in as tenants next year. In a move likely to reignite the row over the amount of public money used to make…

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Sofa 1 Exercise 0: is that the great Olympic legacy Blair promised? | David Conn

Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill were supposed to inspire us to be active. But the latest depressing figures will surprise no one who understands spectator sport The finding by Sport England that fewer adults in England are doing even half an hour’s moderate sporting exercise a week, with a particular drop among the poor, has dealt another blow to the grand claims made for the 2012 London Olympics. Tony Blair famously added the vote of the International Olympic Committee to other …

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