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Lords Committee investigates Olympic and Paralympic Legacy

04 June 2013

The House of Lords recently appointed a new Select Committee to consider the progress made in delivering a legacy from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee are today publishing a Call for Evidence, and invite any interested parties to submit written responses by Wednesday 31 July 2013.

Overview

The Committee will be examining a number of different aspects including:

  • Sporting Legacy, including school sport, sports facilities and paralympic sports participation;
  • Regeneration Legacy, including plans for the Olympic Park, legacy for the host boroughs and any economic benefits for the rest of the UK;
  • International Legacy, including how effectively UK Trade and Investment is building on the success of London 2012 and the legacy of the Olympic Truce; and
  • Further Strategic Issues, including governance arrangements for legacy, the  finances and resilience of any plans and what example London 2012 can provide for future Games.

Chairman of the Committee

Lord Harris of Haringey, said:

"The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were widely acknowledged to have been the most successful Games in the modern era. From the spectacular Olympic opening ceremony to the celebration that was the closing event of the Paralympic Games, the eyes of the world were upon us and we showcased the UK at its very best.

"We were also the first host nation to have built legacy into the fabric of our bid to host the Olympic Games and now is the time to make good on our promises.  As the first anniversary of the Games fast approaches, this Committee will take stock of where we are on delivering the vision of legacy set out in our bid and examine the issues around it. We would encourage anyone who has an interest to send us their evidence and contribute to the debate."

Further information

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