West Ham lead the Olympic stadium race
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
As the the formal bidding process for taking over the Olympic Stadium opens today, it seems increasingly likely that it will remain a multi-sports venue. West Ham United, in a joint bid with Newham Council, and AEG, the American entertainment group that runs the O2, are the front-runners, with the Olympic Park Legacy Company set to make its decision by April.
The 80,000 capacity will be reduced post-Games, but the running track will almost certainly remain, although that is not believed to be a deal-breaker for West Ham.
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