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The Olympic and Paralympic legacy: Inspired by 2012

Report by the UK government and the Mayor of London on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.



This report describes the activities since the Games to build a lasting legacy across a number of commitments including: sport and healthy living, the regeneration of east London, bringing communities together, the Paralympic legacy and economic growth. Whilst legacy is described as a 10-year project, significant progress has been made.

The report includes a foreword by the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London, an assessment of progress and next steps by Lord Sebastian Coe, the Prime Minister’s Olympic & Paralympic Legacy Ambassador, and a comment from Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, who said:

The London 2012 Games have definitively served as a catalyst for development and improvements, both tangible and intangible, which would otherwise have taken decades to achieve. There is no doubt that the citizens of London and Great Britain will benefit from the Games for a long time to come.

Published 19 July 2013