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The London Olympics catalysed the 'Great Leap Eastwards' but will its proposed legacy actually deliver?

By Anne Power, Tony Travers and Ricky Burdett


The 2012 Paralympic Games have allowed Britons to revisit the euphoria of the Olympics, but the Games’ uncertain ‘legacy’ still loom over Stratford. When the area is no longer filled with the buzz of world-class athletes and excited fans, will the benefits promised to East London ever come to fruition? Ahead of our ecollection on the topic, we present the opinions of our experts, Anne Power, Tony Travers and Ricky Burdett, who discuss the ways to ensure a positive and lasting legacy is brought to East London and more widely, recession-weary Britain – from our archive

Topics: GV Recreation Leisure, HC Economic History and Conditions, HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2012
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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