Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid falls out with Olympics organisers

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


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.”