Zaha Hadid falls out with Olympics organisers

Aquatics architect complains that she hasn't been given an invite to any Olympic events
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Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid

 

Architect Zaha Hadid has revealed that she hasn't been invited to the Olympics despite creating one of the site's most iconic structures - the Aquatics Centre where the UK's Tom Daley and Rebecca Adlington will compete in just a few week's time. 

“Not me, not a single member of my team has been invited to a single event in the pool or anything,” she told the Telegraph at the weekend. 

“Everybody is amazed. But the more I talk about it, the more likely I won’t get anything.”

Pushed on whether she'd asked why the architect replied:  “I haven’t asked them. No, I mean, come on, people spend seven years doing a venue and you don’t get one invitation? It’s not acceptable.”

 


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