7 Dec 2010

Mayor of London withdraws offer to FIFA executives

7:01 am on 7 December 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reportedly withdrawn his offer to let FIFA executives stay at London's posh Dorchester hotel for free during the 2012 Olympics in the English capital.

According to the BBC, Johnson's snub to FIFA President Sepp Blatter was in response to England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup football finals.

Johnson is understood to have discussed the matter with the London Olympic's organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe.