London 2012 track pledge pleases IAAF
Wednesday 05 October 2011
The IAAF senior vice-president Bob Hersh expressed his relief that Olympic Stadium issues have been resolved with a "cast-iron guarantee" and praised London's bid for the 2017 World Championships yesterday.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient are each seeking a judicial review of the decision to award the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United after the London 2012 Games, which will be heard on 18 October, but inspectors were told by the Government that the running track will remain in place at the stadium regardless of whether Spurs win their court action.
The Sports Minister, Hugh Robertson, yesterday labelled Spurs' bid as "completely pointless" given that their chairman, Daniel Levy, had expressed his intention to remain in north London. "He has had a full and final offer from [London mayor] Boris [Johnson, to stay in Tottenham] and I think it is now completely pointless keeping that judicial review in place."
Hersh said: "Based on our very good meeting yesterday and upon the assurances we have had from the Government and the way in which it has addressed the legal state of affairs and the legal possibilities, we are satisfied."
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