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Olympic Games: China

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what expenditure the Olympic Delivery Authority incurred on (a) hospitality, (b) accommodation and (c) other expenses in relation to attendance at the Beijing Olympics. (289242)

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) incurred the following costs in attending the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Observer Programme:


(a) Flights


(b) Accommodation


(c) Other expenses




This paid for 33 ODA staff to take up places on the accredited observer programme.

Attendees obtained valuable information to inform, for example, the detailed design of the venues and the management of the transport operations for which the ODA is responsible.