As Wimbledon begins, the Lords Committee investigating the Olympic and Paralympic legacy will question the Communications Director of the Lawn Tennis Association, as well as senior representatives of six other national sports organisations, in three evidence sessions this week.
Witness 27 June
Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster:
- David Luckes - author of the original London 2012 Games feasibility study and former Head of Sport Competition at LOCOG.
He will face questions on issues including:
- how the 2012 bid differed from those previously submitted by the UK;
- how different the alternative proposal of a ‘West London’ Olympics might have been and whether its legacy would have been substantially different;
- how the design of the legacy plan sought to deliver benefits to the whole of the UK;
- and what lessons might be learnt from the bid process by those bidding to bring future major sporting events to the UK.
Witnesses 26 June
On Wednesday 26 June, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster:
- Robert Sullivan - Head of Corporate Affairs, the Football Association;
- James Munro - Communications Director, Lawn Tennis Association;
- David Meli - Chief Executive, England Handball Association; and
- Richard Caborn - Chairman, Amateur Boxing Association of England
- Ian Drake - Chief Executive, British Cycling;
- Niels De Vos - Chief Executive, UK Athletics; and
- Richard Callicott - President, British Volleyball Federation
They will be questioned on issues including:
- The factors which drove the improved performance of Team GB from Beijing to London;
- Whether the facilities for training and competition developed to host and support the games have legacy benefits for their sports;
- Their reaction to the latest sports participation figures released by Sport England; and
- Whether it is realistic to expect the Games to deliver a long-term legacy of increased participation in sport, including disability sports, when other Games have failed to do so.