West Ham gets 2012 stadium nod but it's not perfect
So we have finally got a decision. West Ham will be the preferred bidder of the Olympic Park Legacy Company to take over the 2012 stadium.
As I've said before in these blogs, I've always regarded West Ham as the favourites.
The fact is that Tottenham's plans to rip down the stadium and build a football ground in its place were not only unpopular with athletics fans but also with the public, as our BBC poll last month suggested.
They will need £40m of public money in a loan from Newham Council to help pay for the conversion.
That won't be popular with everybody in the poorest borough in London.
But what also wouldn't have been popular was Tottenham's plans to dismantle a £500m stadium after the Games.
That is what the government and London Mayor Boris Johnson would have found hard to sell to the public.