Our plans for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have always been firmly rooted in what the Games could do for London: not just transforming one of the most deprived parts of the UK, but also improving opportunities right across the capital.
Planning and delivery
The Mayor of London, the London 2012 delivery agencies and a host of partners across the city are working together to ensure that people and businesses from all of London’s communities have the opportunity to benefit from the Games.
As Host City, London is making the most of the unique opportunity to:
- Regenerate east London and the Lower Lea Valley;
- Improve the Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London’s bus network, as well as walking and cycling routes;
- Increase training and skills development opportunities;
- Work with London’s businesses to help them make the most of the opportunities offered by the Games;
- Create world-class sporting venues that will be used by elite athletes as well as contributing to the day-to-day lives of local communities;
- Promote London as the best city in the world for investment, holidays, business and study; and
- Celebrate London’s diverse communities through the Cultural Olympiad.
There are a number of groups working together across London to make sure we get the best out of hosting the Games.
The Olympic Park has been built in the Lower Lea Valley in east London. Hosting the Games in this part of London will help to speed up the creation of a mixed-use, sustainable district, with new homes and strong transport links set within 110 hectares of parkland.
London 2012, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Legacy Development Corporation
These authorities are working closely with the six east London Host Boroughs to ensure that Londoners and local businesses can make the most of the opportunities that the Games offer.
Building on existing networks and relationships, LOCOG and the ODA are working closely with the Mayor, LDA and boroughs to make sure London's many communities have a real part to play in the Games.
The London 2012 Forum
The London 2012 Forum is part of this process. Set up during the bid phase, the Forum is made up of more than 100 representatives of key London communities and organisations.
It meets every three months to give communities a chance to contribute to the development of the Games.
All London boroughs will benefit from the Games in some way.
New facilities, improved transport links, greater business opportunities, involvement in the Cultural Olympiad, increased numbers of visitors and investors, or perhaps the chance to volunteer means that every Londoner has something to gain.
LOCOG meets with each borough and works closely with London Councils to make sure that local issues are addressed.
As well as world-class sport, the city will also play a key role in the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays, the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival.
For all enquiries related to London’s plans to benefit from the 2012 Games, email email@example.com