Olympic Games

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2552
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you agree with me that the Games were an inspirational event for London?

Answer

Answer for Olympic Games

Answer for Olympic Games

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Completely. The London 2012 Games bought together our fantastic city like never before. The eyes of the world fell upon us this summer and we did ourselves proud with the spectacle that we put on. My army of Team London Ambassadors warmly welcomed people from across the globe and made everyone see what a brilliant and vibrant place London is. We mobilised previously unemployed Londoners into work, lifted spirits and fiercely and successfully challenged perceptions of disability. And in the wake of all of this we will be left with a whole new community, having transformed what was once one of the most neglected parts of our city into a fantastic new area of London which Londoners, visitors and even elite athletes will be able to continue to enjoy.