Name: Ken Livingstone
Organisation: London City Council
Date: 01/05/00 - 30/04/08
Ken Livingstone served as Mayor of London consecutively for two terms beginning in 2000 and ending in 2008. While by his own admission no great sports fan, he was part of the team that sold London as the best Olympic venue for 2012 and won.
“It would be utterly inexcusable if, were we to win the Games, that the facilities we build were to end up unused. They have to be available to the people of the city and of the deprived areas these Games are intended to regenerate.” (Evening Standard, 01/09/08)