Olympic legacy examined in new report

A new report examining the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be published on Monday, November 18.

The House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee was appointed to look into the impact of the Games in London particularly regarding regeneration and sporting development.

During their inquiry they visited locations and communities in Newham.

These included the Olympic Park, Peacock Gym, the Custom House and Canning Town Community Renewal Project, and Gainsborough Primary School on Gainsborough Road.

Key witnesses were also approached in the inquiry including Boris Johnson; former Olympics Minister, Dame Tessa Jowell MP; Lord Coe, former Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

A copy of the report will be available on the Committee’s website where transcripts of their evidence sessions can already be read. For more information visit http://www.parliament.uk.