Battle for the Olympic Stadium

Olympian ideals but money is talking

February 9, 2011
By John Brewin, Senior Editor
Stratford is an unloved and unloveable part of East London's sprawl towards the heartlands of Essex. It is not to be confused with Stratford-Upon-Avon: William Shakespeare spoke with a Brummie accent and not a Cockney twang. By August 12, 2012, it will have hosted London's Olympics, the greatest sporting show on Earth, give or take the World Cup finals.

But before Baron de Coubertin's brainchild comes to town, two of London football's historic clubs are locked in a bitter war of words ...

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