The behind-the-scenes wrangling over the Legacy aspect of the development of the venues at the 2012 Games has claimed its first high-profile victim.
Tom Russell, the London Development Agency's group director of Olympic Legacy, has left after just over a year in the role. He is quoted in the Standard as saying he is "disappointed" and found the legacy aspect of the plans for the media centre and stadium particularly difficult to resolve.
From this The Standard has decided he was sacked. The LDA's official press release suggests he is handing over the baton to the newly created Olympics special purpose vehicle headed by Baroness Ford after a job well done.
Boris Johnson is quoted congratulating Russell on a "gold medal" performance.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
It's an open secret that there has been a deal of tension between the ODA and LDA over what exactly is going to be done with the venues post-Games.
Russell it seems has been fighting the corner for idea that the media centre ought to be built to a high enough standard to attract media occupiers to Hackney Wick post Games. He was also evangelical about the need to build a stadium that could attract a significant football or rugby club to Stratford post-Games.
The ODA's problem is clearly that it needs to get the things built on time and on budget and there is a deadline.
This week has seen a number of parties - CABE, Hackney council and the East London Business Alliance - suggest that the ODA is paying too little mind to legacy and too much to cost cutting and meeting deadlines.
The ODA is wound up in 2014 after all.
That tension was always going to be difficult to align and Russell seems to have unfortunately suffered because of this.
In EG's dealings with him he has always been calm, approachable and highly plausible - exactly what the Olympics masterplan team needs.