Olympic stadium could become white elephant

LONDON - The showpiece stadium for London's 2012 Olympics risks becoming a white elephant if no tenant can be found for it after the Games, a committee said yesterday.

LONDON - The showpiece stadium for London's 2012 Olympics risks becoming a white elephant if no tenant can be found for it after the Games, a committee said yesterday.

Games organisers are also falling short on delivering employment targets, tourism strategy and sports participation, the London Assembly's Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee alleged.

The promise of a legacy was a significant factor in London winning the bid to host the 2012 Games, it noted in a report.

"Urban and social regeneration, and increased sports participation, were to be the hallmarks of these Games," said Dee Doocey, chairperson of the committee.

"Some aspects are on track, but there are still areas that need more attention." - Reuters

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