Caborn unhappy with stadium decision

first_img Caborn said that he welcomed the fact that the future of the stadium was now settled but insisted there has been unnecessary cost to the public purse. Under the deal announced on Friday, West Ham will pay only £15million for a 99-year lease on a stadium whose conversion costs will be £150million to £190million and whose overall cost could top £630million. Caborn told the Press Association: “This is the biggest mistake of the Olympics and lessons should be learned from this. West Ham are basically getting a stadium costing more than £600million for just £15million and a small amount in annual rent (£2million).” Former sports minister Richard Caborn has branded the deal to lease the Olympic Stadium to West Ham as “the biggest mistake of the London Olympics”. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “I do welcome the fact that the future of the stadium has finally been secured, but we should also realise that the public sector is picking up the tab. “The mistake was made in 2006/7 when they (the Olympic Board) ruled football out of a retro-fit design as we has done successfully in Manchester with the Commonwealth Games stadium. “I suggested retractable seating like the Stade de France in Paris but they insisted it should be a 25,000-seat athletics stadium. “Time and again mistakes are made with Olympic Stadiums and the lessons should be learned for any future similar projects.” Caborn was sports minister at the time the design of the Olympic Stadium was agreed but campaigned unsuccessfully for it to be built with football in mind for the future. last_img read more

Josh Dugan’s cheeky try celebration on Sharks debut explained

first_imgFox Sports commentators were among those baffled to see Dugan drop to one knee and then simulate wrapping something around his wrist after scoring his first Sharks try.We can reveal the celebration is a nod to hit online video game ‘Fortnite’, which is all the rage with gamers at the moment.The movement Dugan simulated is the act a character in the game will make when they are using a health pack to heal themselves.We’re guessing Dugan’s version is a cheeky in-joke pointing to his unfortunate ability to find an injury.Did you pick it?last_img read more

Harambee Stars go designer for ‘Cairo look’

first_img0Shares0000The Harambee Stars consignment of outfits for the African Cup of Nations arrive at the team’s base in Marcoussis, Paris.PARIS, France, June 14 – Harambee Stars will not land in Cairo in your usual tracksuit or jersey and shorts, but have gone for a clean French look for their sojourn to the land of the pyramids ahead of next week’s African Cup of Nations.Stars have picked up a smart-casual outfit from renowned French designer Emannuelle Khan which they will don on their way to Egypt next week Wednesday. According to Wikipedia, Emmanuelle Khanh (12 September 1937 – 17 February 2017) was a French fashion designer, stylist and former model.  She was particularly known for her distinctive outsize eyewear, and was considered one of the leading young designers of the 1960s.Harambee Stars defender Philemon Otieno poses with his Emmanuelle Khahn suit after picking it up from the deliveryThe consignment arrived at the team’s training base at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on Thursday night. The entire team, from the players, members of staff and members of the delegation will all drape in the outfit.It includes a white shirt, beige khaki pants and a navy blue coat. The outfit will be officially unveiled to the whole world on Wednesday morning, when the team departs for Cairo.“This is something great, I think we will look awesome,” said defender Musa Mohammed, with a huge chuckle on his face.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more