The Olympics: a year on

An update on the economic legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Briefing published on 10 October 2013

It has been a year since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The excitement has ebbed away and the focus for both public and press has shifted towhat the Games have left behind.

A year ago Centre for Cities published A Marathon, Not a Sprint, which analysed the potential economic benefits of the Olympics for London compared to several Olympic cities of the past. The report showed that London needs to be realistic in what it can expect from the Games, but should act to make the most of the opportunities that the Olympics have provided.