19 Oct 2011

Tottenham drop judicial review over Olympic stadium

7:16 am on 19 October 2011

The Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur have ended their protracted dispute over the decision to award West Ham United the right to move into the London Olympic stadium after next year's Games, dropping their judicial review and settling costs.

The move was a formality after a judge dismissed the case in London's High Court last week when the government cancelled the West Ham deal, saying it had become "bogged down" in legal challenges which threatened the date for the stadium's re-opening and its bid for the 2017 world athletics championships.

West Ham could still end up renting the venue under a new plan to keep the stadium in public ownership.

Tottenham, who have an alternative plan to build a new stadium adjacent to their current north London home, have yet to comment on whether they will bid to become tenants.