Lords question Tessa Jowell and Ken Livingstone on Olympic Legacy

12 June 2013

The Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee will question former Olympic Minister Dame Tessa Jowell MP and former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone on Wednesday 12 June 2013 as part of their inquiry

This will be the Committee’s second evidence session in the inquiry to consider whether the right approach is being taken to delivering a legacy from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee is beginning its evidence sessions by exploring the aspirations for the eventual legacy.


Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster:

At 10.45am

At 11.45am

  • John Goodbody, Former Sports Journalist

Likely questions

The Committee are likely to question the witnesses on issues including:

  • The origins of the bid to host the London 2012 Olympics and the reasons why previous bids were unsuccessful;
  • The reasons for choosing East London as the preferred location for the Olympic park and the subsequent discussions and decisions about its ongoing use;
  • The likelihood of increased participation in sports following the games, both in schools and in general;
  • The potential benefits – if indeed there are any – to the rest of the UK, outside of London; and
  • Issues surrounding the funding of the games and lessons which could be learned by other host cities in the future.

Further information

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