Ex-BOA boss Clegg favours Spurs bid

TOTTENHAM’S bid for the Olympic Stadium has been boosted after one of the key figures involved in securing the Games called it “madness” to consider West Ham over Spurs.

However, Simon Clegg, the former chief executive of the British Olympic Association, criticised Tottenham for proposing to revamp Crystal Palace rather than deliver an athletics legacy to east London.

He said: “It does seem to me the best solution for the Olympic Stadium would be Tottenham’s proposal but on the proviso of a track and field legacy elsewhere in east London rather than Crystal Palace which is in the wrong place and where public transport links are not good.”

West Ham have promised to keep the running track, while Tottenham plan to rebuild the stadium without any athletics facilities.