• As well as an unforgettable show and some amazing performances, London 2012 delivered what it set out to do.

• We held the most accessible and inclusive Games ever with the Paralympic and Olympic Games planning and organization being fully integrated from the beginning for the first time. Disability access was incorporated into the design and structure of the buildings, open spaces and public transport and everything was done in consultation with the disability advisory group.

• We opened up disability sport by supporting school children by making disability sport a central part of the School Games. We broadened access through new £8 million Sport England funding to break down barriers for disabled people.

• And we changed attitudes to disabled people through groundbreaking wall-to-wall coverage of the Games, major corporate activity and full engagement of disabled people in all aspects of the design and delivery of London 2012.

• We held the greenest ever Games, according to the Independent Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, who praised the phenomenal regeneration of the Olympic Park site.

• We changed lives abroad through our ground breaking International Inspiration program, which has brought sport to over 14 million young people in 20 countries around the world.

• We created a new spirit of volunteering, with the 70,000 Games Maker volunteers and thousands of others who helped to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games, of which, 40 percent of applicants said the Games had inspired them to volunteer for the first time.

• We held the UK’s largest ever cultural festival with 1,000 events taking place across the UK as part of the London 2012 Festival, which included 10 million opportunities to see or hear something for free.

• We increased awareness of the Olympic Truce and the Olympic ideals by holding over 80 events around the world looking at conflict prevention and resolution.


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