Update: ODA corrects ‘nomination’ published in ODA’s annual accounts and apologises for confusion
The Olympic Delivery Authority has admitted it blundered when claiming in its annual report that the Populous-designed Olympic stadium was on the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
The ‘nomination’ for Britain’s highest architectural prize emerged in the ODA’s annual report and accounts 2011/12 in a section about award achievements.
Under the 2012 awards section, the accounts state: “RIBA: London Awards (shortlisted for Stirling Prize) – Olympic Stadium”.
However, an ODA spokesman said: “As a result of a production error, the Olympic Delivery Authority’s 2011-12 Annual Report wrongly stated that the Olympic Stadium has been short-listed for the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize. This is not correct. However, the Olympic Stadium has been placed on a longlist, along with RIBA regional award winners. We apologise for any confusion.”
In the report, the ODA also revealed that £1.1bn of public money has been spent on Olympic venues since 2006 while a total of £1.3bn has been spent on the Olympic village and £1.8bn on site preparation and infrastructure.