Why are the Olympic Games so important? The Legacy
by Harriet Osborne
It is an honour for any country to hold such a prestigious competition and every four years, the winner has their individual reasons why the Games are so important for them.
The London Olympic legacy aims to improve infrastructural, environmental, cultural, and economic conditions and more importantly, it is set out to encourage social development in the UK and in particular, East London.
When speaking to the BBC, David Cameron said, “the whole country can benefit from the legacy of the Games because of the inspiration they will bring to people young and old.”
He believes the Games will encourage people across Britain to take up sport and “do more exercise.”
Clearly, 2012 is time for change, and the proactive response to the Olympics proves that Mr Cameron may just be on to something.