Diary: Hit or miss ... London's Olympic error

London 2012's U-turn on providing £15m of incentives to athletes and officials attending the Games drew widespread media criticism. Bid chairman Lord Sebastian Coe (pictured) swiftly claimed the team was unaware it had broken any rules. But it evoked memories of the 1999 'favours for votes' scandal of Salt Lake City's bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Daily Telegraph described the offer as a 'PR suicide mission', while The Guardian said the team 'should have made certain' it wasn't breaking rules. - MISS.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in