Tottenham deny ruining West Ham's Olympic Stadium bid

21 October 2011 04:18
Tottenham have denied being behind the mystery complaint to the European Commission which was blamed for the collapse of West Ham's bid to move to the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham beat Spurs for the right to move into the London 2012 showpiece, but the north London club challenged the Olympic Park Legacy Company's (OPLC) decision in the courts and the deal fell through 10 days ago.

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An anonymous complaint to the European Commission about the role of Newham Council's ?40million loan in West Ham's bid is understood to be part of the reason why the agreement with the Hammers collapsed, and it has been rumoured that Spurs were behind that complaint.

The club hit back at those suggestions, however, with a spokeswoman saying: 'It was not us and it was not (rival bidder) Leyton Orient.

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'The reason it wasn't us was because it would be totally illogical for us to go to a European court at a timewhen we were engaged in a legal process in the UK.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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