HC Deb 02 February 2004 vol 417 c719W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been made of whether Windsor Park Football Ground would be suitable to host Olympic games fixtures in the event of London hosting the games in 2012; and if he will make a statement. [152360]

Angela Smith

The London 2012 Olympic bid team included Windsor Park as a proposed venue for preliminary rounds of the Olympic football tournament, should the London bid be successful. It is recognised that Windsor Park would require substantial upgrading if it is to host such fixtures but this can be assessed in detail when the outcome of the bid is known and in the context of the outcomes of a study now being commissioned to establish if a National Stadium in Northern Ireland is a viable option.