Olympics legacy: who are the winners?

The London 2012 Olympic Games is set to be a catalyst for positive change and inspiration throughout the UK. But who are the winners of its legacy?

Who are the winners of the Olympics legacy?
The London 2012 Games is set to be a catalyst for positive change and inspiration throughout the UK.

Along with the tangible legacy of London’s Olympic Park and the transformation of east London, new initiatives are creating sustainable social, economic and sporting legacies.

Transport development

It’s vital that there are strong transport links to and around the Olympic Park in east London.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has invested more than £500m in infrastructure to develop and deliver transport facilities needed for and beyond the Games. As well as improving Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail public transport, new platforms, lifts, trains and bigger stations are being developed.

The business district will benefit dramatically, particularly with the launch of Cross Rail; which means commuters can travel from west to east and vice versa relatively easily across London.

Environmental benefits

The winners post-Olympics are inhabitants of the east London area. The Olympic Park – to be renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after the Games – and Paralympic Village will house 30,000 new homes in the next 20 years.

As well as a new educational campus and a community health centre, the East Village will form a whole new community. People in is this area will benefit by having access to fantastic facilities and will have a better quality of life.

Connections to Europe

Throughout the Games we will have swifter access to Europe, with rail links and road links leading from the continent into the heart of the city.

The major new transport link to the area will be the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) which can accommodate services from St Pancras, making access from the Eurostar much easier. Stratford International is also currently being constructed for the CTRL.

The feel-good factor

Oxford Economics consultancy, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, suggest that people gain happiness from attending sporting and cultural events.

With Britons and visitors feeling more positive, this could help to not only boost the economy with increased spending but also help to develop the next generation of athletes.

Australia saw a 16% rise in short-term visitors in September 2000 when the Sydney games were held and the immediate feel-good factor continued for a number of years.

 

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