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British start over on Olympics pool

Dec. 1, 2005 at 6:07 PM

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The British government has sent plans for the Olympic aquatic center back to the drawing board because the lavish design costs too much.

The design by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid is almost double the budgeted 75 million pounds ($129.3 million) complex for the 2012 Games, the Times of London said.

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Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, was reported determined to keep costs down amid fears that the final building bill for the Games will exceed the planned 2.375 billion pounds($4.1 billion).

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