Fresh delay in stadium saga

A DECISION on the future of the Olympic Stadium has been postponed, prompting fears that its planned reopening in 2014 could also be delayed.

David Gold, chairman of West Ham, who are favourites to be made anchor tenants, wrote on Twitter last night: “Sadly the decision on the OS has been postponed. We must be patient but resolute.”

The London Legacy Development Corporation, which had been tipped to choose between four bids this month, met yesterday. It is thought a European Commission probe into state aid to football clubs could yet further complicate the decision.