Official Behind London Olympic Games Received $300,000 Bonus Payment
A key government official behind the Olympic Games "was handed a bonus" of around £200,000 ($301,000) last year, according to the London TELEGRAPH. Government Olympic Executive Dir General Jeremy Beeton was given the payment on top of his £230,000 ($346,500) salary. The reward was disclosed in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's latest set of accounts, "which have been issued months behind schedule." DCMS said that his bonus of £195,000-£200,000 in '11-12 was "the result of hitting annual and long-term targets." The previous year he was awarded £130,000-£135,000 (TELEGRAPH, 3/6).