The Advantages and disadvantages of hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

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The Advantages and disadvantages

of hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

This summer, Great Britain had the privilege of being home to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which saw national pride being at its utmost highest for the entire duration of the games. As the games being on home soil, this was an Olympics like no other, one many of us wont experience again in our lifetimes and therefore was of course an emotional rollercoaster for all involved; the athletes, their families and of course the great British public.

Triumphs like Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and countless other great British athletes going on to take gold in their events will undoubtedly not only inspire the next generation of elite athletes in Great Britain but will also inspire ourselves to be more active and get involved with a sport, which is one of the great advantages of hosting the home Olympics. The games brought along with it a whole string of advantages, the main Olympic zone, the East-End of London, went under a huge urban regeneration in the years leading up to the Olympics which meant new housing being constructed and of course the enormous 80,000 Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Long after the Olympic Stadium has served its purpose, its legacy will continue as a multipurpose venue which will be a great asset to the Stratford community. In addition to this the conversion of the Olympic Village will provide 5000 new homes.

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Due to the sheer volume of spectators, athletes, tourists and volunteers using the London transport system to reach the games on a daily basis there had to be major transport improvements made in order to accommodate the amount of people using it. In the long term, these upgrades to the London Transport network will prove a huge advantage to the public who use it on daily commutes. Moreover, Britain’s tourist industry was booming throughout the surrounding months of the games, which was beneficial to local businesses in that it brought in additional customers.

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