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12 Mar 2012
MPs concern over Olympic security bill

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has raised concerns over "significant increases" in security costs relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In a report examining preparations for the event, the committee of MPs praised the building programme but said the £9.3bn public sector funding package had nearly all been spent.

Among the issues to have "particularly concerned" the committee was the spiralling cost of security, with Olympic organisers needing twice the number of security guards planned for.

Committee chair Margaret Hodge said the full cost of the Games and legacy projects to the taxpayer is nearing £11bn and called for a "single auditable account" covering total costs.

Hodge said: "Taking into account costs outside the package, the full cost to the public of the Games and legacy projects is already heading for around £11bn.

"What we need within six months of the end of the Olympics is a single auditable account covering the total costs to the public of the Games and their legacy."

Details: www.parliament.uk

Image: David Poultney/LOCOG


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27 Aug 2014
Equipment from Glasgow 2014 distributed to boost grassroots sport
More than £600,000 worth of sports equipment used at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be distributed across Scotland as part of legacy plans to help the country’s grassroots sport.
20 Aug 2014
What to expect at next month's Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Marrakech
The eighth Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) is fast approaching – due to take place from 10-12 September at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco – bringing together the leaders and innovators of the spa industry to help guide and shape the future of wellness in years to come.
15 Aug 2014
Dubai to bid for Olympic Games 'within next eight years'
Ali Omar, director of Dubai Sports Council, has stated that the emirate is planning to launch a bid to host the Olympic Games “within the next eight years” - possibly targeting the 2024 or 2028 Summer Games.
11 Aug 2014
Sheffield to host 2017 National Summer Games
Special Olympics GB has confirmed its 2017 National Summer Games will be held in Sheffield from Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August 2017.
24 Jul 2014
'Uniquely Glaswegian' opening ceremony kicks off 20th Commonwealth Games
The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night was a unique blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado, as the city welcomed more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations.
23 Jul 2014
London 2012 economic legacy worth £14bn
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided the UK economy with a trade and industry boost in excess of £14bn.
23 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony will “capture the heart, soul and true grit of Glasgow”
With final preparations and rehearsals for the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony nearly over, the organisers have promised that tonight’s celebrations will "capture the heart, soul, and true grit of the people of Glasgow".
14 Jul 2014
London F1 race step closer after government green light
Prime Minister David Cameron has approved plans to stage motor sport events on the UK's public roads for the first time, opening the door for the staging of a Formula One race in central London.
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