Report: Hammers win Olympic race

BY foxsports • February 9, 2011

The bidding battle had intensified into a war of words between West Ham and Premier League rivals Tottenham - who had also lodged a bid to take control of the East London site, after the Olympics in 2012. West Ham's bid includes keeping the running track, which was one of the pledges made as part of London's legacy when they bid for the games. Tottenham's bid would have seen a new stadium built on the site, with the promise of refurbishing the Crystal Palace athletics stadium instead. But now BBC London are reporting that Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) executives have finally decided to recommend West Ham's bid and the OPLC board should confirm this on Friday. The government and London mayor Boris Johnson will make the final decision in the coming weeks, although it is not believed they will look to reverse the original selection.

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