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Olympic and Paralympic officials questioned by Lords

05 June 2013

Olympic and Paralympic officials will be questioned by the Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee on Wednesday 5 June 2013 as part of their inquiry.

Witnesses

Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster:

At 11am:

  • Emma Boggis, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit, Cabinet Office;
  • David Brooker, Director of Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and
  • Neale Coleman, Mayor of London’s Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Advisor.

Likely questions

Questions the witnesses are likely to face include:

  • What are the Government’s current ambitions for legacy and how have they changed since 2005, when the bid was originally submitted?
  • What was the total amount of public money spent on hosting the Games and how much does the Government expect to receive back from the sale of assets within the Olympic Park?
  • Is there any evidence that previous Olympics have left a legacy of increased participation in sports and why should we expect London 2012 to be different?
  • What economic legacy will the Games deliver to the rest of the UK, outside of London, and what is the Government doing to maximise economic and business opportunities internationally?

Further information

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