London's olympic stadium will be scaled down to a 20,000 seater athletics stadium post olympics . That's what the London 2012 website says anyway .
This, I believe, is still the official story ... the argument being that it would appeal to the IOC to have a permanent athletics venue in London.
But I just don't buy the official story ... what's the logic in downscaling a major stadium (at what cost?), that could then never be used again for a major championship (IAAF, Europeans, Commonwealths) and would only really be filled once or twice a year? Why not keep it as it is and offer it on a reasonable commercial basis to at least one of the two major football clubs in the vicinity.
Maybe the IOC would prefer it ... but they haven't criticised Madrid for the proposed move of Atletico to the Olympic stadium, so why would they get bothered if London did something similar
I personally think Spurs are the more likely candidate between them and West Ham - they need to expand from their present site, but won't do so unless London Transport radically improve the transport links ... If Ken has a stadium to flog, he won't be approving a tube extension to WHL any time soon! Still, you'll have to convince the Spurs fans that it's a good deal to watch football with an athletics track between you and the action ...
On a similar vein, why aren't they looking to bring a lower tier footie club (eg Leyton Orient) or a rugby team (eg Saracens) into using the facilities alongside - the main hockey stadium could easily be used post-games.