Spurs turn stadium into food storage space to help feed most vulnerable

first_img5TOTTENHAM have opened up their stadium to help the vulnerable during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.The club have been in discussions with Haringey Council, the Greater London Authority and the NHS to offer their facilities.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates5 Tottenham will use their basement car park as a food storage unitCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FC5 The club have offered the facilities of their £1bn stadiumCredit: PA:Empics SportThe brand new £1billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the most modern stadiums in world football.And it will now be transformed to provide services for those needing help during the pandemic.The basement car park is being used as a storage unit for London’s three largest food distributors – The Felix Project, FareShare and City Harvest.They will pick up food from suppliers and deliver it to the communities in each London borough.There it will be divided into parcels and dropped on the doorsteps of those in need.The club’s official website claimed that this initiative is “just the starting point.”Chairman Daniel Levy said: “As a club, we have always been clear about our commitment to the wider community – never has this been more important than it is now.“We are immensely proud of the efforts of everybody involved in the fight against COVID-19 and see today as just the start of what we can do as a club to assist.”5 Spurs will help the most vulnerable affected by Covid-19Credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC5most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has already shown his class helping out charities Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield by delivering essential food to the elderly stuck indoors.North London neighbours Arsenal have also offered a huge helping hand by announcing they are donating £150,000 as well as making all staff cars available to NHS workers.Chelsea have also shown their generosity after Roman Abramovich vowed to give NHS staff free accommodation at the Millennium Hotel during the fight against coronavirus.Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

©IOCGreg Martin Ubald RutarIn a monumental devel

first_img©IOC/Greg Martin, Ubald RutarIn a monumental development for Chinese tourism over the next decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) named Beijing, People’s Republic of China, as the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 on 31st July 2015.The Chinese capital was chosen over Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Beijing received 44 votes to Almaty’s 40.As a result, Beijing will become the first city to host both a summer and winter edition of the Olympic Games, following the city’s successful staging of the Summer Games in 2008.Beijing aims to use the Games to accelerate the development of a new sport, culture and tourism area, and to encourage interest in winter sports in a region that is home to more than 300 million people in northern China.Although the bid process for 2022 began before the approval of Olympic Agenda 2020, the reforms have already had a significant impact on Beijing’s Olympic plans. Olympic Agenda 2020 calls for a stronger focus on sustainability, legacy, and transparency, while making it easier for host cities to tailor Games that meet their needs rather than trying to fit a template.Beijing took advantage of the flexibility provided by Olympic Agenda 2020 to improve its plans for the Games and reduce costs. The city will rely heavily on existing venues, including those built for the Games in 2008, such as the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium.Beijing’s proposed budget for investment in Olympic villages, sports venues and other infrastructure totals US$1.5 billion – significantly less than for Olympic Games in the past.The proposed operational budget should be fully offset by revenue from ticket sales, marketing sponsorships and other income. Thanks to an additional contribution from the IOC of approximately US$880 million  dollars to support the staging of the Olympic Winter Games in 2022, Beijing is confident that it will either break even or make a profit.In addition, post-Games legacy uses for all permanent venues have already been identified to ensure that Games-related investments deliver benefits for years to come.last_img read more