Olympic Games Impact Study (Post-games) - London 2012
The Olympic Games Impact (OGI) study comprises a number of phases: the Pre-Games study (2010), the Games-time study (2012) and the Post-Games study (2015). This Post-Games study is commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The ESRC is the UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. Collectively the ESRC and UEL are referred to as the Research Partner of OGI study.
In this Post-Games Report, the last report of the OGI study of the London 2012 Games, we have updated, presented and analysed data on 67 indicators. The inclusion of indicators from the IOC Technical Manual is decided by the Host City in discussion with the IOC. The choice of OGI indicators depends on what is deemed to be relevant for the particular Host City.
As with any long term project that is intended to be a catalyst for long term change and transformation, the analysis of three years into legacy that this report presents is only the beginning. That London 2012 has been a catalyst for positive change is not in doubt, but when and where the process ends and what will be the full magnitude of the effect is not yet known. The story of London 2012 will continue to unfold for a long time to come.