Director suspended by Olympic organizers

Olympic organizers say a director has been suspended regarding a

possible conflict of interest in the bidding process for the right

to take over the Olympic Stadium after London 2012.

The woman worked for the Olympic Park Legacy Company while also

being employed as a paid consultant for West Ham, which was

selected over Tottenham by the OPLC as the preferred tenant of the

$777 million venue in east London. The director was not

identified.

The OPLC, which has launched an investigation, says it ”had no

knowledge of this work” and that ”this individual had no

involvement whatsoever in our stadium process.”

West Ham released a statement Friday, saying the club was ”of

the firm view that the integrity of the bidding process has not

been compromised.”