London: The £500 million London Olympic stadium for the 2012 Games is at the centre of a corruption scandal, media reported on Sunday.

One of London's biggest football clubs has been exposed for making secret payments to an executive on the body that awarded the stadium to the club after the Games are completed, a newspaper reported.

West Ham United made payments totalling £20,000 into the executive's bank account before and after it was selected as the owner of the stadium in east London, the report claimed.

The money was paid to the director of corporate services at the Olympic Park Legacy Company, the quango that awarded the stadium to West Ham, the reported alleged.

The arrangement was put in place by a director of West Ham who masterminded its Olympic stadium bid. Both executives were suspended on Friday after the newspaper confronted them with evidence of the payments, the report claimed.

(Agencies)