What is LOCOG responsible for?
We will deliver the best possible Olympic and Paralympic Games experience for everyone involved, ensuring a real legacy and inspiring people to join in and truly make these 'everyone's Games'.
To achieve this, we require a workforce of around 200,000 people by the time the London 2012 Games begin. These are made up of 6,000 paid staff, up to 70,000 volunteers and around 100,000 contractor roles. LOCOG is also continuing to procure £700m-worth of contracts to help deliver the Games.
As well as staging the Games themselves, LOCOG is also responsible for a series of test events; for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games; for the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays; for the Inspire programme and the London 2012 mascots; and for the London 2012 Festival – the finale to the Cultural Olympiad.
Where does the money come from?
Funding for the Organising Committee comes mainly from the private sector. A total of £2 billion will be raised from sources including sponsorship, broadcasting rights and selling merchandise.
The London 2012 brand needs to be closely protected to ensure that these funds can be raised.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited is a private company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, with its registered office at One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LN and registered number 05267819.