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The Olympic Games Impact Study (OGI) was born from the International Olympic Committee’s
(IOC) desire to develop an objective and scientific analysis of the impact of each edition of the
Games. The study provides a record both of the individual nature of each Olympiad and its host
context, and a database of information that is common to all Olympic Games and Paralympic
Games. By this means the IOC will build up a detailed and tangible information base on the effects
and legacy of each Games.

This study is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on behalf of
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

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)
Professor Gavin Poynter (UEL)
Dr. Iain Macrury (UEL) 
Dr. Karina Berzins (UEL)
Professor Adrian Renton (UEL)
Dr. Patrick Tobi (UEL)
Dr. Ge Yu (UEL)
Darryl Newport (UEL)
Paula Denby (UEL)
Professor Yvonne Rydin (UCL)