Spurs begin legal action over Olympic Stadium

Tottenham has started legal proceedings over the decision to

hand the Olympic Stadium to Premier League rival West Ham after the

2012 London Games.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company selected West Ham over Spurs in

February as the preferred tenant of the $777 million venue in east

London.

Tottenham says Wednesday it is questioning the legitimacy of the

decision and has sent letters to the OPLC and the British

Government, ”raising concerns with the processes which led to the

award.”

The OPLC said it has received from Tottenham ”a letter before

action in relation to potential judicial review proceedings.”

The Olympic body says ”we are confident that if these judicial

review proceedings are pursued, our approach will be entirely

vindicated by the courts.”