A Critical Examination of the London 2012 Legacy
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“Legacy” was a key buzzword that surrounded the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Whilst it is too early to realize many of the outcomes proposed by the UK Government in the lead up to the Games, in July 2013 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a report on the impacts and legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This report was divided into 12 sections, each claiming positive aspects of the Games. In this chapter, five of these claims, relating to the economic legacy; legacies for participation and inspiration; elite performance and attitudes towards tolerance and inclusion, are critically analysed in an attempt to investigate whether the legacy of London 2012 will really create opportunities for equality and unity rather than inequality and division.
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