Backgrounder Types: Case Studies
Find out about Jackson Gallery in Portland, Dorset, the international home for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) awarded Lagan Construction the contract to develop the Central Park Bridge, which is located close to the Olympic stadium and spans the River Lea. The bridge links the Basketball Arena, the Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium. The contract was awarded through the ODA tendering process. Central Park Bridge comprises two permanent footbridges connected by [...]
Since 2007, International Inspiration has generated some remarkable results for disabled children around the world. For example: In Azerbaijan, International Inspiration have implemented programmes to ensure that disabled children are included in sporting events together with other children, through training young leaders and influencing attitudes. As a result disabled children have increased opportunity to participate in adapted activities alongside their [...]
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ade is a former Paralympic basketball player who now works as a Channel 4 presenter, and will be a major part of its presenting team during the London 2012 Paralympics. He believes the media focus on the Games will help transform people’s perceptions of disability: “The first Games I watched and understood were the Los Angeles [...]
The Olympic and Paralympic-inspired School Games programme is now running in 13,000 schools across England, with every school committed to giving its pupils the chance to play disability sport as part of the programme. This is not only improving opportunities for disabled people, but also improving awareness among other children. Lerab, 15, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is one of thousands of disabled [...]
Newly qualified swimming coach Kelsey Richards is one of thousands across the capital benefiting from London’s Sports Legacy Fund. She gained her coaching qualification in return for volunteering at Redbridge Swimming Club in East London. Kelsey said: “I would not have been able to finance these courses myself. I love the sport and want to be the best coach I [...]
The Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events are being held off the south coast of England at Weymouth & Portland in Dorset. This has led to substantial investment because the Games have strengthened the area’s reputation as a world-class sailing venue especially with the upgrading of the National Sailing Academy which provides state-of-the-art facilities for community and elite use. This investment has in [...]
London 2012 has been the catalyst for one of the biggest and most ambitious transformation projects in Europe. Read about some of the people who have found employment and the areas which have been developed as a result of the Games.
The glittering venues and vibrant landscapes of the Olympic Park make a fitting stage for the world’s biggest sporting event – but they also showcase the best of British innovation and expertise. This section outlines the main venues on the Olympic Park, all of which were completed on time and under budget.
Fulfilling the 2005 pledge made by Seb Coe, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have inspired a generation to take up sport and get more active. Read about the facilities which have received Olympic investment and the people who have be inspired by sport.