Spurs blasted over 'pointless' Olympic Stadium review

04 October 2011 02:47
Sports minister Hugh Robertson has labelled Tottenham's legal action over the Olympic Stadium's future as 'completely pointless'.[LNB] The Conservative MP was speaking after the IAAF evaluation commission completed a two-day visit to London to assess the city's bid for the 2017 World Championships.[LNB] Nearing completion: An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford[LNB] One of the main contentious issues surrounding the bid is the continuing legal row over the Olympic Stadium's future, with Tottenham seeking a judicial review of the decision to award it to West Ham after the London 2012 Games.[LNB] The review will be heard on October 18 but Robertson believes it is pointless after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy previously expressed his intention to remain in north London.[LNB] 'It would clearly be a good thing (if Tottenham dropped the judicial review),' he said.[LNB] Alternative: Spurs are planning to build a new stadium near White Hart Lane[LNB] 'I think the point about the Tottenham legal action is that ultimately now it is completely pointless because their chairman has come out and made a commitment - and I congratulate him for that - to stay and redevelop in Tottenham.[LNB] 'He made that commitment in the wake of the travels last summer so there is really no point trying to judicially review this stadium any more.[LNB] 'He has had a full and final offer from (London mayor) Boris (Johnson, to stay in Tottenham) and I think it is now completely pointless keeping that judicial review in place.' [LNB] Spurs demand West Ham must never be able to rip up Olympic Stadium running track'Boris's ?17m bung': London Mayor accused of trying to halt Spurs court case over Olympic Stadium[LNB]

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