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Thursday, 8 June 2006


It seems that the expected cost overruns of the 2012 London Olympics have spurred the organisers to try to cut back on some of their plans.

The revised blueprint for the Games include changes made to reduce the risk of the budget spiralling out of control, and to ensure that the local community benefits from facilities after the Games are over.

The plan for the Stratford site, is now based on a smaller area than originally envisaged with less ambitious landscaping.

Lord Coe said:

"We have a compact and exciting site which crucially works for the community after the games have gone."

Given the money shortage, more space has been allocated to corporate sponsors in the central part of the Olympic park They will be asked to cough up more sponsorship money for the Games.

The Olympic Delivery Authority claim that the changes were not primarily money motivated.

Well of course they are!

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