The London 2012 Games are delivered by two key organisations – the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
LOCOG is responsible for staging a memorable Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2012, and is led by Sebastian Coe (Chair) and Paul Deighton (Chief Executive).
It will deliver the best possible Games experience for everyone involved, ensuring a real legacy and inspiring people to join in and truly make these 'everyone's Games'.
As well as staging the Games themselves, LOCOG is responsible for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays and the London 2012 Festival.
Funding for LOCOG comes mainly from the private sector.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the public body responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for the Games. It is led by Sir John Armitt (Chairman) and Dennis Hone (Chief Executive).
The ODA’s work is underpinned by six ‘priority themes’: design and accessibility; employment and skills; equality and inclusion; health, safety and security; sustainability; and legacy.
Nations and Regions Group
The Nations and Regions Group is a joint team established by LOCOG and the Government Olympic Executive. It ensures the benefits of the Games are enjoyed around the UK, with everyone invited to take part in the hosting of the world’s most exciting event.
Hosting the Games requires a team effort, so London 2012 works with a range of stakeholders to deliver the Games, and to maximise their legacy for London and for the whole of the UK. These are the Mayor of London, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the British Olympic Association, the London Legacy Development Corporation and the Olympic Board.