The Olympic and Paralympic Games came to London in 2012, shining a spotlight on the capital. See our work on early preparations through to the legacy for London now the Games are over.
Now that all the sport and fanfare has left town, what lessons can be learned from hosting the Games, and what legacy is left behind for Londoners?
Our work on the Games
The Transport Committee questioned 2012 transport chiefs – including Tanni Grey-Thompson,TFL Board member, and Mark Evers, Director of Games Transport, TfL – about the Olympic legacy at the Committtee meeting on 13 November. Watch a webcast of the meeting.
See the reports relating to the 2012 Games we have published.
Our Budget and Performance Committee has been examined the funding and cost of legacy development on the Olympic Park site over the last few years. The Committee intends to revisit the costs of the Olympic legacy once the London Legacy Development Corporation's business plan is published.
The first stage of this investigation looked at the costs and funding of delivering a legacy from the Olympic Park. It also looked at the financial implications of the Mayor’s decision to change the body responsible for the site’s legacy.
The Assembly's role
The London Assembly, made up of 25 Members elected by Londoners, has a responsibility to monitor the preparations leading up to the 2012 Games and the legacy that will be left for the capital.
In particular, the Assembly has a role because of the Mayor’s involvement - he is signatory to the Host City Contract and has promised significant legacy benefits for London – and the fact the GLA Group is providing funding for the Olympics and GLA bodies are involved in delivering related infrastructure and services.
The Assembly’s objectives are:
- to ensure the bid document commitments are honoured
- to secure value for money for Londoners
- to maximise the lasting legacy the Games will bring to the city.
Sheena Craig, Communications Manager, email email@example.com
Richard Derecki, Scrutiny Team Leader, email richard.derecki @london.gov.uk
Enquiries about meetings:
Dale Langford, Committee Co-ordinator, email dale.langford @london.gov.uk