LLDC set for cross-examination

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 20th March 2018

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 I'm 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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