The idea of legacy formed the centrepiece of the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic bid, and has been woven into every aspect of planning – making London 2012 the first Games where the event and its legacy have deliberately been planned as one.
The Government’s legacy programme is built around four key pillars:
- A sporting legacy – harnessing the inspiration of the Games to boost community sport whilst also improving elite structures;
- A social legacy – supporting community action projects and encouraging more people to volunteer after the Games;
- An economic legacy – using the Games to create jobs, win new contracts, boost tourism and support the UK’s business interests around the world; and
- An East London legacy – focusing on the long term regeneration of the host boroughs surrounding the Olympic Park.
London 2012 is also helping to support a legacy for disabled people by transforming perceptions, supporting opportunities and promoting greater participation in the community.
- Beyond 2012 – the London 2012 legacy story
- Video: Prime Minister David Cameron, the Legacy of London 2012
- Beyond 2012 Legacy Tumblr blog
- You can read more about the Legacy of London 2012 in the case studies on this site.
- Sport briefing