Hornby calls for legacy plans following Olympic Stadium decision

Former Visit London commercial director and England 2018 technical consultant, David Hornby has called for a more considered legacy for the UK's existing athletics stadia.

In the wake of West Ham being named as the preferred bid partner for the Olympic Stadium, Hornby has followed up his blog last month, which backed Tottenham’s legacy proposal.

Writing exclusively for C&IT, Hornby said: "Is there even a plan in place to bid for European and World Championships in the future? Without one, Brady and UK Athletics will be letting the whole sport of athletics down on this promise of "Top Class" sport.

"Refurbishing Crystal Palace with an Olympic track and creating a sustainable legacy for all of the UK’s world-class athletics facilities including Glasgow, Sheffield and Birmingham should have been the promise. Without a 2012 legacy plan in place for existing athletics venues, they too will feel let down, as London again will be seen as the focus for government."

To read the full blog entitled, "Brady’s promises will be as empty as the athletics stadium without a plan for the future" click here.

 

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