7 Apr 2011

BOA halt court action against LOCOG

8:06 am on 7 April 2011

The British Olympic Association has halted court action against London 2012 organisers, a day after the country's sports minister described their cash dispute as an embarrassment.

A BOA spokesman said the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport had been asked to suspend indefinitely a request for it to rule on the division of any cash surplus from the 2012 Games.

The Olympic Association, facing a funding shortfall, want their share of any surplus money to be calculated before the Paralympics are taken into account.

But the International Olympic Committee has supported the Games organisers, insisting there can only be one budget for both the Olympics and Paralympics.