• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Olympic Sites 2012 - how will the globally known Olympic games have an impact on East London and why not hold them in any other area of London?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Geography newspaper The 2012 Olympics are going to be held in London over Paris because of promises of greener games and a huge improvement on the people and land of East London. But how will the globally known Olympic games have an impact on East London and why not hold them in any other area of London? Although many events will be held across London (table of events and corresponding locations in London below) the main Olympic stadium will be holding all the athletic events and the opening and closing ceremony. This stadium will be built in Lower Lea Valley in East London. It is being built here because the government believes that it will rejuvenate this run-down and derelict area of London by bringing a worldwide known event to this area, which in turn will bring tourism and new public services. Event location of event Road cycling Reagent's Park Triathlon Hyde Park Beach Volleyball Horse guard's parade Gymnastics O2 Arena (Millwall) ...read more.

Middle

this is why the main stadium has 80,000 seats of which 25,000 are permanent and the rest will be taken away after the games so the stadium will be for public use. The Olympic park will also include the Olympic village which provides over 17,000 beds for the athletes to sleep in. After the Olympics these will be converted into 3,600 new flats for the public. The Olympics will provide a lot of new jobs which will be taken up by people living in the run-down Lower Lea area. Some of these jobs will include: cleaning the stadium, security guard, media, ticket salesman, reception in each venue, help office, builders, tour guides, bus drivers, gardeners, and groundskeepers. Although these jobs are not very well paid and most of them are temporary they will still improve the standard of living to the people nearby the stadium. The Olympic games will improve the lives of the nearby residents by improving the area, providing new services and jobs. ...read more.

Conclusion

Emissions will be cut by 50% by generating energy on the site and renewable energy using solar panels. 90% of demolition materials will be re-used / recycled and 20% of materials used in permanent venues will be recycled, half of these materials will be transported to the Olympic park by boat and trains. The Olympic advertisements are going to promote public transport as the best way to get to the Olympic Games * Stop cars from going to the Olympics. * Methods of travel buses, trains, bikes and walk. * New euro star station * The ODA claims it will cut emissions to 50% by generating energy on the site and renewable energy. * 90% of the demolition materials will be reused or recycled and at least 20% of materials used in permanent venues and residential areas would be recycled. * And half of the construction materials will be transported to the Olympic Park by rail and water. * Walking, cycling and public transport will be promoted as the best ways to get to the events. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

3 star(s)

Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Comments:
Many useful and appropriate key descriptions and some explanations.
However, more extended explanations and secondary impacts are needed to provide more detailed impacts and effects, both positive and negative.
The use of photos/images is good, but they need to be referred to in text or given annotations to make them more useful.
Finally, a summarising conclusion will give the report a clear and useful ending.

Marked by teacher Katie Price 17/06/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    A study of tourism on Bourton-on-the-water

    4 star(s)

    This will help us link things to noise, and air pollution. Also if there are any parking problems. This helps us when it comes the assessing the quality of the environment. A copy of this traffic count is located in appendix 2 > Environmental Quality Surveys, to do these we

  2. Free essay

    To what extent does tourism in Majorca fit the Butler model?

    3 star(s)

    Package holidays were introduced making the trip cheaper. Employment shifted from Agriculture to Development related work i.e. Construction work, jobs in hotels, cafes and shops. This led to large hotels, apartment blocks and villas which were constructed without proper planning.

  1. Geography Tourism Coursework

    Because tourism is a growing industry, employment in the industry has grown by 25%. Today, travel industry equals 42% of manufacturing industry employment. This pie chart shows the different industries and the percentage of employment. You can see that Service and Tourism produces the most amount of jobs compared to the other industries.

  2. The Effects Of Tourism In Kenya

    the Maasai shows that tourism can have a positive impact and be advantageous if managed correctly: "Tourism will bring employment to the area, and if the hotels and tour operators only employed local people, this would have a big impact on the community's decision to allow tourism."

  1. Distinguish between primary and secondary resources used in recreation and tourism

    The sea also provides tourists to swim in it and cool off from the hot climate. Santa Monica Pier also attracts many people but if it wasn't for the beach then it wouldn't have been there. The sea also provides lots of water sports.

  2. An Investigation into the impact of tourism on Betws-y-Coed.

    Money brought in from recreational activities and equipment for these has a positive impact on the economy. The danger is that too many walkers can erode footpaths, as they remove large pieces of mud from the surface, thus causing harm to the scenery.

  1. An Environmental Quality Survey Of Different Residential Areas

    same time, although the weather was very dull and grey when I went to survey the 10 roads. I did this so that I would not change the interpretation of the road if I went at different times with different types of weather's.

  2. what are the advantages and disadvantages of tourism in kenya

    In the Masai Mara game reserve tourists pay money to visit Masai people in their villages. The Masai people sell things to tourists meaning that they receive money. In Lamu tourists pay extra money to visit. This allows the buildings to be looked after in the traditional Lamu way.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work