About us

We transformed the Olympic and Paralympic Village into more than 2,800 new homes following the end of the London 2012 Games. We were responsible for the construction of sports venues and infrastructure, and planning and funding transport for the Games. We regulated advertising and trading, and completed the closing-out of more than £6 billion of commercial contracts. Contact the Department for Culture, Media and Sport with any enquiries.


The Olympic Delivery Authority:

  • built new permanent venues for the Games and beyond: the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre, Velodrome, Copper Box, and BMX Track - all in the Olympic Park; and the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire
  • built temporary arenas/facilities that were dismantled and/or relocated after the Games: the Water Polo Arena; Basketball Arena; facilities at Eton Manor; and the shooting venue at The Royal Artillery Barracks
  • carried out improvement works to existing sports venues at Eton Dorney and Weymouth and Portland
  • planned, funded and built transport infrastructure and operations to support the Games
  • planned and enforced the regulation of advertising and trading in and around London 2012 venues during the Games


In 2013 and 2014, our priority has been to complete the transformation of the Olympic Village into East Village, installing new kitchens and removing temporary floors and partitions – the heart of a new community in our capital city, with a school and health facilities alongside world-class sports facilities.

Who we are

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was established by the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act, which received Royal Assent in March 2006.

The Act was passed to ensure the necessary planning and preparation for the Games could take place. As a public body, the ODA is accountable to government, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other stakeholders for its work.

The ODA now employs around 40 staff, based at Canary Wharf in London.

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