This report by London Sport provides insights into the impact the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games has had on the improvement of activity levels within the six 'London Growth Boroughs' including Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest – synonymous with the 2012 host boroughs. The report also highlights how the games helped better understand how the public and the grassroots sports & physical activity sector perceived the ‘legacy’ of the London 2012 Games.
Through a poll and various surveys, authors establish 3 key topic findings: (1) Impressions towards the legacy, (2) Participation in the London Growth Borough and (3) Impact of the rising cost of living. Mainly, contributors found that 66% of London adults agree that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has left a positive legacy. They discovered that 10 years after the Games the same demographic groups remain more likely to be inactive compared to the entire London adult population. They also find that 43% of London adults have cut back on all aspects of spend considered in the survey including sport and leisure aspects.
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