OLYMPICS WARNING

LONDON - An influential group of British lawmakers has warned organisers of the 2012 London Olympics they risk major problems because too many different bodies are being trusted to deliver the Games.

LONDON - An influential group of British lawmakers has warned organisers of the 2012 London Olympics they risk major problems because too many different bodies are being trusted to deliver the Games.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee, which monitors government spending, also criticised the lack of plans for ensuring Olympic facilities are properly used after the Games.

It said the government had left itself financially exposed by seriously underestimating the cost of staging the event.

The report, published yesterday, says that no one individual has overall responsibility for delivering the Olympics and the large number of bodies involved presents "significant risks", including for timely decision-making. - Sapa-AP

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