FINAL SUBMISSIONS FOR OLYMPIC PARK

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United Football Club have both made final submissions to take over Olympic Park in east London.

The Premier League football clubs have already handed in detailed proposals to the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC). Committee chief Andrew Altman will use the final submissions to make a recommendation to his board ahead of a meeting on 28 January.

The future of Olympic Park has been heavily debated in recent months, with head of world athletics and International Olympic Committee member, Lamine Diack, the latest voice to concerns. Diack told BBC Sport that London will have told a "big lie" to get the Olympics if the main stadium were to lose its track.

He said: "While concerns have been raised about sightlines for football we should recall that football has often shared with other sports. The old Wembley Stadium had a track around the pitch which was not only used for athletics but for speedway and greyhound racing."

Over the last four years, three Champions League finals have been held in Olympic Stadiums with athletics tracks surrounding the pitch.

Posted on 21/01/2011