The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

Author: K. Dixon,T. Gibbons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137405082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.
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The 'Olympic and Paralympic' Effect on Public Policy

Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317606566

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Set against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this book examines the impact on public policy from broader political decisions taken in relation to Olympic- and Paralympic-related policy. It considers the major political justifications for hosting these global sports events, evidence for their expected impacts, and topical issues including environmental protection and sustainability, the use of technology, and political protest. The book will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in sport policy and politics, and how broader political decisions come to impact on the development of Olympic and Paralympic sport. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.
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Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

progress report, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102977028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

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The Olympic Delivery Authority remains on course to deliver its work on the Olympic Park on time, within budget and to the standard required. On current projections, however, almost the whole of the £9.298 billion Public Sector Funding Package for the 2012 Games is likely to be required, with little scope for further unforeseen costs to emerge in the eight months left. The construction project was 91.9 per cent complete at the end of September 2011, against a target of 92.5 per cent. Fourteen of the 26 construction projects have been completed and handed over and the remaining projects are on course. The Olympic Delivery Authority has also either completed, or is on course to complete, its transport infrastructure projects, such as increasing capacity on the Docklands Light Railway. However, detailed work by the delivery bodies has identified significant challenges. The likely cost of venue security for the taxpayer, for one, has nearly doubled: the latest estimate is £553 million, an increase of £271 million. The London Organising Committee, LOCOG, had estimated that it would need 10,000 security guards. The current estimate is for as many as 23,700. In transport planning, there have been delays to the full integration of some elements of the transport programme. Until this is completed, it will not be possible to inform local authorities, businesses and individuals of the full impact of the Games on transport in London. It will also be years before the value for money of legacy projects, a key element of London's bid, can be fully assessed
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Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Volume One : Making the Games

Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415671949

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION

Page: 321

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"The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--
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The budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0102947333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

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This is the second in a series of National Audit Office reports on the preparations for hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (the first report was HC 252, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780102944273). It examines the development of the budget - costs, provisions and funding - for the venues and infrastructure required to host the Games and related costs such as security. On 15 March 2007 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport announced to Parliament the budget for the Games and infrastructure associated with the Olympic Park and other venues totalling £9.325 billion, some £5.289 billion higher than the cost estimate at the time of the bid in gross terms. This increase in cost estimates, along with a reduction in anticipated private sector funding, means that public sector funding for the Games has increased by £5.906 billion (which includes contingency of £2.747 billion which may not be used in full.) The overall conclusion is that the budget announced in March 2007 represents a significant step forward in putting the Games on a sound financial footing and should help those involved in delivering the Olympic programme to move forward with greater confidence. The budget process followed has been thorough, and the judgements and assumptions made by the Department and the Olympic Delivery Authority have been informed by detailed analysis and expert advice. Significant areas of uncertainty remain such as the finalisation of detailed design specifications, the legacy benefits to be delivered, how potential suppliers will respond to invitations to bid for work, and the impact of inflation in construction prices, as reflected in the high level of contingency that has been provided for. A number of recommendations are made covering the management of the budget and risk.
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Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Twenty-eighth Report of Session 2009-10, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215553324

Category:

Page: 35

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The Olympic Delivery Authority continues to make good progress with its delivery programme and the main construction projects are on track to be completed in time for testing in early 2011. The Department has committed to delivering the Games within the £9,325 million budget set in March 2007. Most of the budget is for the Olympic Delivery Authority which has done well to control its costs and find savings across its programme, enabling it to absorb additional costs for the Olympic Village and Media Centre projects. These two projects are now being publicly funded, contrary to original plans. While £1,270 million of the original £2,747 million contingency within the Olympic budget now remains and is available to the Olympic Delivery Authority, the majority is earmarked to meet known risks, leaving only £194 million 'headroom'. It may be that not all of the known risks will materialise, but new cost pressures continue to emerge. Staying within the budget also depends on receiving some £600 million receipts from the Olympic Village development. There is the risk of a deficit in the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) and there is no contingency fund in its budget. Some £400 million of the income LOCOG still needs is to come from the sale of tickets. It is still not clear what will happen to major assets, including the Stadium and Media Centre, after the Games, and the consequent timing and value of any reimbursements to funders, including the National Lottery.
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Leisure, Culture and the Olympic Games

Author: John Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113492304X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This edited collection contains six refreshing critical assessments of the leisure-sport relationship from societies that have staged the Olympic and Paralympic Games and contains valuable information for those who live in societies that aspire to host the Games. The collection begins and ends with discussions of the Olympic Games as a platform for protest. The first and last chapters consider the changing political relationships from 1968 in Mexico City, when one of the most politically-charged gestures ever made by athletes took place, and the campaigns surrounding the ethical responsibilities of those hosting the Olympics in London in 2012. Other chapters consider the sociocultural legacy of the Seoul Olympics, assess the likely regeneration legacies of the London 2012 Games, examine the relationship between hosting societies and indigenous cultures and analyse the effectiveness and appeal of Olympic mascots. This collection provides not just insight into the past and present effects of the Olympic and Paralympic Games but also offers readers the opportunity to reflect upon and consider the impact of these sports mega-events on their everyday lives. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.
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Potential Benefits of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for Wales

Eighth Report of Session 2008-09 : Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Welsh Affairs Committee,House of Commons

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215530349

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

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This inquiry arose from the Committee's belief that any benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games should be felt in Wales and not only in London and the South East of England. The Committee cannot yet conclude whether Wales will benefit from the 2012 Games. Few events will be held in Wales and it is not predicted that Wales will benefit greatly from tourism generated by the Games. An opportunity was missed in the original bid to locate events in Wales particularly in respect of mountain biking and canoeing. In retrospect, it now seems misguided to build expensive new venues when such facilities exist in Wales. Lottery funding will be diverted from Wales to fund the Games, with a loss of an estimated £100 million, which will have a long-term effect on grassroots projects with a reduction in the number of new facilities built and possible problems in maintaining current structures. The Government has launched the London 2012 Business Network and CompeteFor, but there Welsh companies currently only account for 2 per cent of all the total number of registrations on the CompeteFor network. The most obvious benefit to Wales arises from the fact that the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London provide a unique opportunity to generate interest in sport amongst children and young people. Disability sports is a great success story for Wales and the community programme ensures that there are opportunities for children and young people with disabilities. It is important that all sections of Welsh society are engaged with the Olympics and Paralympics and its ideals.
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