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Legacy key figures
- 5 world class venues on the Park will be used by the community in legacy.
- 98 per cent of Olympic Park contracts went to UK-based companies, two-thirds of them SMEs.
- 118 major sporting events staged in UK from 2007 to 2012.
- 200 business ministers and global CEOs expected at Global Investment Conference ahead of the Games.
- 300 companies now based in East London’s thriving Tech City.
- 1,000 sports clubs and community facilities to be upgraded under Places People Play programme.
- 2,000+ community projects officially inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics.
- 6,000 community sports clubs to be created by local schools under £1 billion youth sport strategy.
- 12,000 additional tourism jobs expected to be created through increased domestic tourism over next three years.
- 13,000 schools signed up to School Games.
- 24,000 schools form the Get Set network, teaching millions of children about the Olympic and Paralympic values.
- 46,000 people worked on the Olympic Park during construction – a fifth of them from local communities.
- 4 million extra people expected to visit the UK from 2011 to 2015, spending an extra £2 billion.
- 10 million people will get the chance to see or hear something free of charge during the London 2012 Festival.
- 10 million people have joined in with a London 2012 Inspire project in past four years.
- 12 million young people reached by the International Inspiration programme.
- 90 million people expected to see a GREAT campaign advert across 14 target cities.
- £500 million extra will be invested in sport through government lottery reforms.
- £900 million of LOCOG contracts went to UK businesses.
- £3 billion economic boost expected through GREAT campaign to drive trade, investment and tourism.