UK Olympic Stadium Wrap Plan Scrapped

21 October 2010 (Last Updated October 21st, 2010 18:30)

A plan to cover the £516m ($811.3m) Olympic stadium in London, England, with a decorative wrap has been scrapped by the UK Government, following a spending review. The wrap would have displayed colourful images and slogans to light up venue at night. A spokesman for the Depa

A plan to cover the £516m ($811.3m) Olympic stadium in London, England, with a decorative wrap has been scrapped by the UK Government, following a spending review.

The wrap would have displayed colourful images and slogans to light up venue at night.

A spokesman for the Department of Culture and Sport said that it was a non-essential element and could not be justified in the current economic climate.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) will save £7m by scrapping the wrap for the 80,000-seat stadium, while another £13m will be trimmed in efficiency savings.

The overall budget for the 2012 Olympic Games has not been affected, according to Reuters.