Tottenham seek outside help in bid to move to Olympic Stadium

With Tottenham's bid to move to the Olympic Stadium receiving less than a positive reception from the authorities and Spurs own fans, the club have brought in Mike Lee, who also helped Rio de Janeiro win hosting rights for the 2016 Olympics and Qatar be awarded the 2022 World Cup, to assist.

With Tottenham's bid to move to the Olympic Stadium receiving less than a positive reception from the authorities and Spurs own fans, the club have brought in Mike Lee, who also helped Rio de Janeiro win hosting rights for the 2016 Olympics and Qatar be awarded the 2022 World Cup, to assist.

Tottenham's bid to move into the Olympic Stadium has put them in competition with London rivals West Ham, whose bid is backed by Newham Council.

UK Athletics have confirmed their "formal support" for West Ham's bid which will retain the running track around the ground.

In November, UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner branded Tottenham's bid to remove the stadium's running track "completely unacceptable".

Spurs also have the option to redevelop White Hart Lane into a £450million, 56,000-seater stadium, but they have not disclosed their preferred option.

 
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