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'We wanted to cut through the tremendous faffing around'

A deal to sell the London Olympic stadium after the 2012 Games to West Ham football club has collapsed.

London Mayor Boris Johnson told the BBC the deal was scrapped in order to "cut through the tremendous faffing around with all the legal cases."

The stadium will now remain publicly owned and will be leased -- with West Ham already saying they would be interested.

  • 11 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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