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.

London 2012 Olympic legacy sets out to improve social conditions in the UK

The department of health has proposed to launch physical activity initiatives, including a £135 million Lottery investment in a Mass Participation and Community Sport legacy programme.

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.