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The devil will be in the detail when the future of the Olympic Stadium is finally decided.
That was the message from the Olympic Park Legacy Company's chief executive Andrew Altman and chairman Baroness Ford when questioned by the London Assembly this morning.
Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have won the latest round in the battle to take possession of the Olympic Stadium after 2012.
The club has won permission to mount a legal challenge to the decision by the Olympic Park Legacy Company to award the stadium to West Ham.
The legacy use of the Olympic Broadcast and Media Centres are causing the most concern for the team charged with making a commercial success of the venues after the 2012 Games.
Baroness Ford and Andrew Altman, chair and chief executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, made the admission when they were questioned by the London Assembly this morning.
The Olympic Games are still over two years away but planning for what will happen on the Park after 2012 is well underway.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company was set up last year to oversee the long-term development of the area and its chairwoman, Baroness Ford, recently gave evidence to a House of Commons select committee about its plans.
Work to transform the Olympic Park into a community facility following the 2012 Games faces a shortfall of £450million.
Although construction of the site is ongoing scrutiny has already started on the cost of its legacy, with the likelihood taxpayers will foot the bill.