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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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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.
10 Jul 2014
London 2012 Paralympics has ‘transformed’ British attitudes towards disabled people
Nearly 70 per cent of Britons feel attitudes towards disabled people have improved since the London Paralympic Games in 2012.
04 Jul 2014
Flame Awards 2014: The winners list in full
The cream of the health and fitness industry gathered in Telford this week, as 14 awards and three special accolades were distributed at the highly-anticipated Flame Awards 2014.
02 Jul 2014
Flame 2014: Making enemies will shape the future, says futurologist Magnus Lindkvist
Swedish futurologist Magnus Lindkvist lit up the opening session of the Flame 2014 conference with an electrifying examination of what will shape the future.
26 Jun 2014
Industry leaders to hatch inactivity strategy at regional forums
Key stakeholders from a range of relevant UK industries will gather at five regional forums next month to develop a cross sector approach to tackling inactivity across the nation.
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United Kingdom
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THINC Indonesia
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2014 World Leisure Congress
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