Olympic legacy for health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0398
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How do you intend to use the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games to improve Londoners' health?

Answer

Answer for Olympic legacy for health

Answer for Olympic legacy for health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I'm supporting the Cabinet Office to deliver Get Set in London, a programme aimed at increasing the number of young Londoners involved in everything from sports science to physical activity. Through the programme schools can access a range of free resources for 3-19 year olds that support students to explore the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence, and the Paralympic values of courage, determination, equality and inspiration.

In addition, my officers are working with partners to develop a delivery plan and targets to realise the ambitions of the Legacy Corporation's Sport and Healthy Living Policy. I am investing significantly in a variety of programmes through my ongoing Sports Legacy Programme aimed at raising participation, tackling inactivity and thereby helping to improve health across London. My health team is also part of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sexual Health Management Group, sharing Games time learning to support sexual health planning going forward.