As widely expected, West Ham have been given the green light by the OPLC and theirs is the preferred bid for the 2012 Olympic Stadium.
The bottom line appears to be that London had promised a multi-sport legacy when the games were granted back in 2005. Spurs’ bid went against that promise in so far as that particular stadium was concerned.
You could argue that with this decision, athletics has come first and football second, but for now anyway, that is that.
It has been suggested in some newspapers that Spurs will mount a legal challenge to the decision and it seems that we are requesting legal guarantees that the running track will stay in place.
We await the club’s next move, but for now there is a statement on the official website which finishes by saying: “We shall spend time assessing our situation in respect of a new stadium and when we have any further information we shall update our supporters.”