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LLDC set for cross-examination


Filed: Tuesday, 20th March 2018
By: Staff Writer


Two of the key players in the decision to ensure the Olympic Stadium carried an athletics legacy are to be quizzed by the London Assembly Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee.

Former LLDC Chairman David Edmonds and former deputy Chairman Neale Coleman will appear in front of a London Assembly panel tomorrow in order to face questions about the stadium, which has lost millions since the 2012 games ended.

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The meeting was scheduled as a result of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's investigation into the spiralling costs associated with the stadium, which has taken nearly £1billion from the taxpayer since it was first commissioned more than a decade ago.

The meeting, to which members of the public are invited takes place in The Chamber in SE1 on Wednesday, 21 March. It will also be broadcast live via a webcast.

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Khan announced that he was holding an investigation into the costs associated with the Stratford-based arena last November, following news that the bill for making the stadium football-friendly had topped £320million - despite being initially budgeted at under £200million.

"I am determined to put the London Stadium towards a stronger financial footing and secure its long-term future," said Khan speaking last November. "But Iím under no illusion that this is going to take time and some real commitment from all partners to make this work."





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