Olympic legacy includes the long-term benefits that the Olympic Games create for the host city, its people, and the Olympic Movement before, during and long after the Olympic Games. Find out more about our strategic approach to Olympic legacy in this playlist.
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Buenos Aires 2018
Select an Olympic Games edition and discover the legacies it created for people, cities, sport and infrastructure. New editions of the Games will be added regularly to eventually include the legacies of all past Olympic Games.
Beijing 2022: Building on the captivating legacy of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008
Beijing will be the first city in history to host both a summer and a winter edition of the Olympic Games. Beijing 2008 captivated the world and its legacies still live on today. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will build on the legacies of the 2008 Games for sport development and venues, the territory, and the people.IOC
Rio 2016: leaving powerful legacies well beyond the field of play
Rio 2016 opened a nation’s eyes to new sports and the opportunities they can bring. The Games also created enduring legacies in urban development, environment and social development.IOC
How London 2012 created new opportunities for a community
London 2012 was seen as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accelerate the regeneration of East London and create lasting positive impacts for future generations. The results of this investment have been transformational, changing the face of the area and bringing new economic life and opportunities to the local community. Eight years after the Games, we take a deep dive into Here East, a vibrant innovation hub located at the site of the former International Broadcast Centre. Here East is a success story that illustrates the ongoing benefits – of employment, education and enterprise growth – of hosting London 2012.IOC
Vancouver 2010: The Games live hereIOC
Seoul 1998 & PyeongChang 2018: from sport and urban development, to world peace
The Olympic Games in Korea created strong legacies for sport development, skills development and urban infrastructure. PyeongChang 2018 also became a building block in the road for peace, with the host nation, Republic of Korea, marching side by side with their neighbours from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, under the Korean Unification Flag.IOC
Grenoble 1968: the magic that lives on
50 Years on, Grenoble 1968 legacies still live on. The Games led to significant urban infrastructure development, left a cultural impact on the city, and were the first Olympic Games to be broadcast in colour. The Olympic Games also triggered the growth of new sports in France, inspiring a new generation of athletes.IOC