Architects Journal report:

Freedom of Information request reveals what the Olympic authorities wouldn’t tell: what architecture and engineering firms earned for building the greatest show on earth

Architects behind the London 2012 Olympics took home at least £400 million of public money for designing the games’ flagship venues, legacy and infrastructure.

Nineteen key architects, engineers and designers netted more than £374 million in direct payments from one source alone – the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) – between 2006 and 2013.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.