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Olympic Legacy Creating sustainable legacies is a fundamental commitment of the Olympic Movement

The Sochi 2014 Legacy

   

Barcelona 1992

Barcelona “totally transformed” by hosting 1992 Olympic Games
Barcelona “totally transformed” by hosting 1992 Olympic Games

Hosting the 1992 Olympic Games “totally transformed” Barcelona, according to the city’s mayor, Xavier Trias. Speaking at the Global Sports Forum in March, Trias revealed how the Games created a long-term sporting legacy for the city, increasing sports participation and leading to more major events being held in Barcelona.

   

Sydney 2000

Sydney’s Olympic legacies praised
Sydney’s Olympic legacies praised Alan Marsh, the CEO of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, has praised the legacies created in the Australian city by hosting the 2000 Olympic Games and emphasised the importance of having proper post-Games plans in place. Marsh singled out the economic benefits created by staging the Games and highlighted how the Games were a catalyst for Sydney to host further major events in the future.
   

Bid legacies

Bid legacies
Bidding for the Games The various legacies enjoyed by Olympic host cities such as Barcelona, Vancouver and London are well documented, but the process of bidding to host the Games can also lead to numerous long- and short-term benefits for the cities involved.