Olympics Sporting Legacy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2379
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will you ensure the sporting opportunity afforded by the current wave of 'Olympo-mania' is not lost?

Answer

Answer for Olympics Sporting Legacy

Answer for Olympics Sporting Legacy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have already invested £15.5 million through my Sports Legacy Programme in order to help create the sporting opportunities necessary to capture the excitement generated by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I have recently committed an additional £7 million to further this aim. If my commitment is mirrored by the various other key stakeholders in London, I am confident that we will see a steady increase in participation in sport amongst Londoners in the years ahead.