While it is easy to dwell on the negative legacies of the Games, I have taken the opportunity to reflect on the past two to compare how they have positively impacted our industry and, in particular, brought contactless payments to the fore. The term was given because, for the first time in over 25 years of Olympic sponsorship, Visa chose to push a product at a Games — contactless. Contactless cards were nothing new five years ago — millions of cards had already been issued but, by the summer, it remained to be seen if the technology would be adopted as widely as anticipated at the start of the year.
I got a better view of different facilities and events that are taking place on the Olympics. I was so inspired to know that we were the first group to see the handball arena start to come out the ground, and to know that in legacy we will be able to use it.
This is inspiring to me because I like and have an interest in hand ball. I am so honoured and grateful to have been given the opportunity to go on the site tour because it gave me the chance to see what was happening first hand, we got to see the Olympic village and the main Olympic stadium that holds seats.
I gained a lot of knowledge on not only the Olympics but the world also. There was a lady that came on the tour bus with us and she was our host for the tour around the park, and it was really useful having her with us because she was speaking to us and asking questions about the different events and just giving us more knowledge on the Olympics itself.
The real land mark for me today was the aquatic centre and being up close to see how detailed and precise the architect Zaha Hadid designed it. It has been magnificent today and I will never forget Wednesday 17th February We were lucky to be photographed individually and in group shots with clear blue skies and the now enormous 80,seater Olympic Stadium as our backdrop.
After wards, lunch gave everyone a chance to chat away and simply enjoy the view of the Olympic Park being built as we ate. The second part of the day was spent on the Tour Bus through the heart of the Olympic Park. For the new LYP members it was our first chance to visit the Park, but for the existing members it was an opportunity to see all the changes made since their last tour.
With cameras and phones at the ready, the tour bus drove us around the Stadium, past the VeloPark and the architecturally spectacular Aquatics Centre with the Olympic Village in the distance. Along the way our guide quizzed us on our knowledge of the London Olympics.
Not surprisingly we all did pretty well. The transformation from the building site now to a fully fledged Olympic Park will be amazing.Though Olympic planners in Boston liberally toss around the term, the concept of legacy for a Boston Olympics in has not penetrated the public debate, which has been wrapped up in the falling.
the first annual report about progress towards delivering legacy benefits from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. In summer the second such report was published. This third report captures the legacy activities that took place between summer and summer Definition of legacy 1.
For the legacy to work, the Olympic park really has to become a fully functioning bit of urban fabric." View Images A year after the London Games, a crowd enjoys a concert at the Olympic Park. The legacy of the London Olympic Games: A case study of grass-roots sport clubs and the sport participation legacy Guy Thomas, Ian Brittain, Andrew Jones Faculty Research Centre for .
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The AECOM consortium were selected to masterplan the transformation of Lower Lea Valley, which was one of Europe’s most deprived areas, into the site of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, while also developing the masterplan for the site’s future legacy.