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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."


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18 Dec 2014
67m tickets sold for UK sports events in 2014
Professional sports events held in the UK attracted a total of 67 million paying fans during 2014, according to analysis by Deloitte's sports business group.
18 Dec 2014
Leisure Industry Week announces new two-day format
Leisure Industry Week (LIW) organiser UBM Live has unveiled a new two-day format for the longstanding trade event, part of its ongoing repositioning strategy.
17 Dec 2014
Bidding for 2024 Olympics hots up as USA joins race
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has confirmed it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with one of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, D.C becoming the official bid city.
20 Nov 2014
Saudi Arabia's first international health and beauty show set for this month
Saudi Arabia’s first international health and beauty show is set to kick off between 24 and 27 November 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.
20 Nov 2014
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK
The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts.
18 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: 'Your next big idea is here' says IAAPA president
"Big starts here" is the official theme for this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo and big was certainly what was delivered at the official kick-off event for the exhibition part of the show.
17 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: Event kicks off today
Visitors, exhibitors and speakers are gearing up for the annual IAAPA expo, taking place this week at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida.
11 Nov 2014
GSWS announces dates for 2015 Summit in Mexico
The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the 2015 event will run from 13-15 November in Mexico City.
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