A case study analysis of 2012 London Olympic Games legacy on Weymouth and Portland

M. Sharma, Helen Symons

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Effective planning for legacy plays an important role in leveraging its impact on the city after hosting the Olympic Games. In the successful conduct of Olympic Games, satellite venues play an equally important role as the actual host city. Despite this, it is the central location that attracts more development and attention and satellite locations are generally not given much attention. Leveraging legacy is an integral part of the Olympic movement, which is widely discussed and debated. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, to provide historical overview and definitions of Olympic Games legacy delivered by scholars and the International Olympic Committee and second, to provide a preliminary case study analysis of the perceived impact and legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games on the satellite city, Weymouth and Portland (WAP). The paper also explores and argues the possibility for inclusion of more satellite towns during the Olympic Games in order to expand the future legacy outreach and impact.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-50
Number of pages14
JournalSport and Olympic-Paralympic Studies Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


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