Preparations For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Great Britain. National Audit Office
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Description : Venues and infrastructure for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are on track to be delivered on time for the Games and the cost is currently forecast to be within the £9,325 million budget for the Games announced in March 2007. In 2009, it was decided that the Olympic Village and the Media Centre would be publicly funded after the economic downturn left the private finance plans untenable. These decisions were made on clear value for money grounds, but required some £621 million of contingency funding from within the budget, with the requirement reduced by savings elsewhere on the Olympic Delivery Authority's programme. During 2009, the Government Olympic Executive made progress in bringing together the delivery plans of the various organisations involved and developing an integrated programme. These plans need to be finalised so that testing can start in early 2011. The Home Office has prepared costed plans for its Olympic safety and security programme. However, the Home Office and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have not yet agreed the precise responsibilities, scope and costs for venues security operations. Concerns remain over: the location of the Media Centre away from the Stratford transport hub and the securing of intended legacy benefits from the Olympic Park and associated venues, including the Media Centre; and the risk of LOCOG being in deficit after the Games.


Preparations For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
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Description : The Olympic Delivery Authority's management of its building programme has been exemplary but, due to significant increases in the cost of venue security, the likelihood of staying within the overall £9.3 billion Public Sector Funding Package is very finely balanced. The Funding Package does not cover the totality of the costs to the public purse of delivering the Games and their legacy, which are already heading for around £11 billion. Operational and financial risks have emerged in areas of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games' responsibility, and LOCOG itself now has almost no contingency left to meet further costs, even though it has done well in its revenue generation. The number of security guards required in and around the venues has more than doubled, and renegotiation of the contract for venue security does not appear to have secured any price advantage. With only 109,000 new people regularly participating in sport against an original target (which the new Government chose not to adopt) of 1 million by March 2013, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has got poor value for money for the £450 million spent through sporting National Governing Bodies. It is unclear what the sporting participation legacy of the Games is intended to be. Responsibility for delivery of all legacy matters is shared across many different parts of Government, and this rings alarm bells about the effective integration of the various legacy plans and about clear accountability to the taxpayer.


Preparing For Sporting Success At The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games And Beyond

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Description : UK Sport has developed a strategy to achieve the Government's ambitions for the GB teams to finish fourth in the Olympic medal table and to maintain second in the Paralympics table at the London 2012 Games. This report from the National Audit Office identifies a number of risks to be managed if those ambitions are to be realized.


Preparing For Sporting Success At The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games And Beyond

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
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Description : The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and UK Sport have responsibility for elite sport in the UK. To support goals for London 2012, the Government has agreed a package of funding of over £700 million, while the DCMS will be required to raise £100 million from the private sector. This report follows up recommendations in the Committee's previous report on supporting elite athletes published in July 2006 (HC 898, session 2005-06. ISBN 9780215029768). It was found then that many funded sports had not met their medal targets at the Athens games in 2004. In particular concerns were raised about the way UK Sport measured and reported its own performance and the need for greater clarity about the level of performance required from individual sports in order to secure future funding was highlighted. UK Sport continues to plan on the basis that it will receive all of its funding up to 2012. However there remains a risk that the £100 million from the private sector will not all be raised.On the basis of a report by Comptroller and Auditor General (HC 434, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780102953084) the Committee took evidence from the DCMS and UK Sport on their fudning strategy for medial success at London 2012; their setting of targets and monitoring of progress towards the Games; and their approach to securing wider and long term benefits from elite sporting success.


London Olympic Games And Paralympic Games Act 2006

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Description : The Act gives effect to the commitments made by the Government as part of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It provides for the statutory remit of the public bodies which will be tasked with delivering the Games. The Act also provides the legislative framework needed to enable the UK to fulfil the requirements which the International Olympic Committee place on host cities. The main measures of the Act provide for: (a) the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority, its powers, duties and functions; (b) the delivery of transport needs for the Games, including the necessary preparations in the lead up to 2012; (c) controls of marketing in connection with the Olympic Games, including the protection of Olympic intellectual property, restrictions on commercial association with the Games, the prohibition of street trading and outdoor advertising in the vicinity of Olympic venues and of ticket touting in connection with Olympic events; (d) the Mayor of London's power to prepare for and stage the Olympic Games; (e) the amendment of the purposes of regional development agencies to include the purpose of preparing for the London Olympics.


The Budget For The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Great Britain: National Audit Office
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Description : This is the second in a series of National Audit Office reports on the preparations for hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (the first report was HC 252, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780102944273). It examines the development of the budget - costs, provisions and funding - for the venues and infrastructure required to host the Games and related costs such as security. On 15 March 2007 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport announced to Parliament the budget for the Games and infrastructure associated with the Olympic Park and other venues totalling £9.325 billion, some £5.289 billion higher than the cost estimate at the time of the bid in gross terms. This increase in cost estimates, along with a reduction in anticipated private sector funding, means that public sector funding for the Games has increased by £5.906 billion (which includes contingency of £2.747 billion which may not be used in full.) The overall conclusion is that the budget announced in March 2007 represents a significant step forward in putting the Games on a sound financial footing and should help those involved in delivering the Olympic programme to move forward with greater confidence. The budget process followed has been thorough, and the judgements and assumptions made by the Department and the Olympic Delivery Authority have been informed by detailed analysis and expert advice. Significant areas of uncertainty remain such as the finalisation of detailed design specifications, the legacy benefits to be delivered, how potential suppliers will respond to invitations to bid for work, and the impact of inflation in construction prices, as reflected in the high level of contingency that has been provided for. A number of recommendations are made covering the management of the budget and risk.


London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Great Britain: National Audit Office
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Description : In this review, the success of the Games is underlined - the opening and closing ceremonies and 11 million tickets sold, LOCCOG met the challenge of recruiting and deploying 70,000 volunteers and medal targets were exceeded. The review also stresses the importance of building on that success to deliver the promised legacy benefits. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has managed the £9.3 billion Public Sector Funding Package since 2005. There is likely to be a £377 million underspend, though the final position depends on the accuracy of assumptions about remaining expenditure and will not be known precisely until 2014. The final cost of converting the Athletes' Village, and of settling outstanding contracts with suppliers remains uncertain. Operational costs within the package increased, with £500 million additional costs for venue security. The final cost of the Olympic Delivery Authority's programme to build the venues and associated infrastructure is expected to be around £6.7 billion, compared to the £8.1 billion that was originally available to it. The Cabinet Office now has central responsibility, with numerous organisations responsible for particular aspects of the legacy, for coordinating and assuring delivery of the legacy. Whilst future use of the Olympic Stadium is still uncertain, most venues and facilities on the Olympic Park now have an agreed long-term use and legacy tenant. The NAO also recommends that the valuable skills in project management, contracting and risk management gained by officials who have worked on the Games be deployed on other public sector projects.


Handbook Of The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Vassil Girginov
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Description : "The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--


London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : Tom Knight
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Description : The magnificent official celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A glorious keepsake of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, full of unforgettable images, powerful quotes and fascinating statistics. It traces the whole incredible story, from early preparation through the creation of the Olympic Park, the Torch Relay and the innovative Cultural Olympiad. It explores both Games in detail, revealing how record–breaking athletes, spectators, volunteers and locals have all made London 2012 their own. Beautifully designed and featuring the Games′ most evocative photography and a foreword by Sebastian Coe KBE, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: The Commemorative Book captures the magical atmosphere of a once in a lifetime event. Tom Knight has worked in journalism for over 30 years and in that time has covered eight Olympic Games and travelled extensively, covering sport for a variety of newspapers and magazines. For 10 years, he was the Daily Telegraph′s athletics correspondent, with a portfolio that included sports politics and doping as well as a number of other Olympic sports. As a freelance writer, he has worked for The Times, The Guardian, the Independent, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Press Association. Tom was press officer for the London Marathon for five years and was news editor of Running Magazine. Sybil Ruscoe has been a journalist since 1978, working on national newspapers and in national radio and television. Sybil′s covered everything from the General Election to the Olympic Games. She worked on The Derby, the Cheltenham Festival, The Open, Six Nations rugby and Test cricket. In 1999, she joined C4 Cricket, where she was part of its RTS and BAFTA award–winning team and became the first woman to present Test TV coverage in Britain. For five years, Sybil presented Ruscoe & Co, the afternoon show on BBC 5 Live, where she interviewed thousands of people from sport, entertainment and politics. A magnificent commemorative volume to capture all the drama and passion of London 2012. Foreword by Sebastian Coe KBE Sporting statistics, records and full tables of medal winners, plus inspiring quotations from victorious British athletes and evocative colour photographs. Firsthand accounts from those who made it happen: elite athletes, Cultural Olympiad performers, architects and builders, volunteers and organisers – unique insight into a great national event. Range and depth reflects scope of ‘the greatest show on Earth′ – includes both Games, Cultural Olympiad, Torch Relay, iconic venues and the legacy of London 2012. The perfect present for sports fans, lovers of spectacle and anyone who was there – or wishes they had been!


The Impact Of The 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author by : K. Dixon
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Description : The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.