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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.

Project Documents

Data Sets

En03 Water Quality
En04 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
En05 Air Quality
En06 Land-Use Changes
En07 Protected Areas
En10 Public Open-Air Leisure Centres
En11 Transport Networks
En18 Solid Waste Treatment
En20 Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Olympic Games
En26 Capacity of Olympic and Paralympic Venues
En29 Olympic Induced Transport Infrastructure
En33 New Waste and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
So06 Poverty and Social Exclusion
So07 Educational Level
So08 Crime Rates
So09 Health
So10 Nutrition
So12 Sport and Physical Activities
So13 School Sports
So14 Available Sports Facilities
So16 Top-Level Sportsmen and Women
So18 World and Continental Championships
So19 Results at Olympics and World Championships
So20 National Anti-Doping Controls
So25 Political Involvement in the Organisation of the Games
So27 Votes Connected with the Olympic Games
So28 Consultation with Specific Groups
So29 Opinion Polls
So30 Participation of Minorities in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
So31 Homelessness, Low Rent Market and Affordable Housing
So32 Olympic Educational Activities
So34 Cultural Programme
So38 Volunteers
So44 Perceptions about People with Disabilities in Society
So45 Support Network for People With Disabilities
So48 Accessibility of Public Services
Ec01 Employment by Economic Activity
Ec02 Employment Indicators
Ec03 Size of Companies
Ec06 Public Transport
Ec07 Accommodation Infrastructure
Ec08 Accommodation Occupancy Rate
Ec09 Tourist Nights
Ec10 Airport Traffic
Ec17 Hotel Price Index
Ec18 Real Estate Market
Ec22 Foreign Direct Investment
Ec24 Structure of Public Spending
Ec26 Public Debt
Ec27 Jobs Created in Olympic and Context Activities
Ec30 Size and Quality Management of Contracted Companies
Ec33 Structure of OCOG Revenues
Ec34 Structure of OCOG Expenditure
Ec35 Total Operating Expenditure (Olympic activities)
Ec36 Total Capital Expenditure (Olympic activities)
Ec37 Total Capital Expenditure (context activities)
Ec38 Total Wages Paid (Olympic activities)
Ec44 Employability of People with Disabilities

Our core team

Prof. Allan Brimicombe (Project leader, UEL),
Dr Yang Li (UEL)
Alice Sampson (UEL)