Plans for the Legacy from the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
The Government has released its plans for the legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which you'll find as an attachment at the bottom of the page.
The plans outline how they will ensure that the Games are a success as iconic sporting occasions and that the most is made of the Games for the nation. They will focus on four areas in doing this:
- Harnessing the United Kingdom’s passion for sport to increase grass roots participation, particularly by young people – and to encourage the whole population to be more physically active
- Exploiting to the full the opportunities for economic growth offered by hosting the Games
- Promoting community engagement and achieving participation across all groups in society through the Games; and
- Ensuring that the OIympic Park can be developed after the Games as one of the principal drivers of regeneration in East London.
This is a plan produced by the UK Government. However the Games’ legacy is being driven across the UK and beyond by a rich variety of organisations, communities and individuals, including: the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA); the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA); Sport England and UK Sport; the Mayor of London, the Olympic Park Legacy Company and the host boroughs (Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest); the Nations and Regions Group established by Government and LOCOG to achieve maximum benefits from the Games and their legacy across the UK; devolved administrations in the nations and a large number of other local authorities across the UK; the Games’ sponsors and other businesses; and many third sector organisations operating at national and local levels.