London legacy job goes overseas

A deputy mayor from Philadelphia will head the company set up to ensure the long-term use of London's 2012 Olympic facilities.

Andrew Altman, who has served as Philadelphia's deputy mayor for planning and economic development, was appointed yesterday as chief executive of the 2012 Olympic Park legacy agency. He will work with Baroness Ford, the 2012 legacy chairwoman, to ensure the site in east London serves the city after the Games.

The Olympic Park will host the main stadium as well as the athletes' village, aquatics centre, velodrome and media centre.