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Cost of Olympic Games rises yet again

PUBLISHED: 08:15 06 December 2011

The Olympic Games could go over the £9.3bn budget unless action is taken to curb costs, the National Audit Office has warned.

It said a doubling in estimated security costs meant there was risk that more taxpayer funding would be needed.

Yesterday, the government revealed an extra £271m was needed for security guards.

But Government ministers say over n £500m remains in unallocated funds for dealing with any further contingencies.

More on this story later.


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