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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tottenham starts legal proceedings

Associated Press

LONDON -- Tottenham has started legal proceedings over the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to Premier League rival West Ham after the 2012 London Games.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company selected West Ham over Spurs in February as the preferred tenant of the $777 million venue in east London.

Tottenham says Wednesday it is questioning the legitimacy of the decision and has sent letters to the OPLC and the British government, "raising concerns with the processes which led to the award."

The OPLC said it has received from Tottenham "a letter before action in relation to potential judicial review proceedings."

The Olympic body says "we are confident that if these judicial review proceedings are pursued, our approach will be entirely vindicated by the courts."