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London 2012, Select Committee Report

London 2012, Select Committee Report

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Select Committee report on the London 2012 Olympics from April 2008
Select Committee report on the London 2012 Olympics from April 2008

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HC 104–I
Published on 30 April 2008by authority of the House of CommonsLondon: The Stationery Office Limited£0.00
House of CommonsCulture, Media and SportCommittee
London 2012 Games :the next lap
Sixth Report of Session 2007–08
Volume I 
Report, together with formal minutes
Ordered by The House of Commonsto be printed 23 April 2008
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is appointed by the House ofCommons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of theDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated public bodies.
Current membership
Mr John Whittingdale MP (
Conservative, Maldon and East Chelmsford 
Janet Anderson MP (
Labour, Rossendale and Darwen
)Mr Philip Davies MP (
Conservative, Shipley 
)Mr Nigel Evans MP (
Conservative, Ribble Valley 
)Paul Farrelly MP (
Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme
)Mr Mike Hall MP (
Labour, Weaver Vale
)Alan Keen MP (
Labour, Feltham and Heston
)Rosemary McKenna MP (
Labour, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 
)Adam Price MP (
Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 
)Mr Adrian Sanders MP (
Liberal Democrat, Torbay 
)Helen Southworth MP (
Labour, Warrington South
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers ofwhich are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The StationeryOffice by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including pressnotices) are on the Internet athttp://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/culture__media_and_sport.cfm
Committee staff
The current staff of the Committee are Kenneth Fox (Clerk), Martin Gaunt(Second Clerk), Anna Watkins/Lisa Wrobel (Committee Assistants), RowenaMacdonald (Secretary), Jim Hudson (Senior Office Clerk) and Laura Humble(Media Officer).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Culture, Media andSport Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Thetelephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6188; fax 020 7219 2031; theCommittee’s email address is cmscom@parliament.uk
Summary 3
Introduction 7
Funding the Games 8
Contingency 10
Authority for release of contingency 14
ODA budget 15
Conclusion on the overall budget 16
Funding the Games 17
The contribution from the Exchequer 18
The contribution from the Mayor of London 19
The contribution from the Lottery 19
Receipts from land sales 24
LOCOG revenue 27
Venues and their legacy 28
The Olympic site 28
Venues in the Olympic Park 29
Overall legacy strategy for Olympic Park venues 39
Legacy for community sport 45
Prospects for achieving an increase in participation in sport 45
Efforts to increase participation 47
Co-ordination: a strategy for participation 53
Elite sporting performance 55
Setting medal targets 56
Indicators for future performance 57
Private sector sponsorship for UK Sport 61
“Sporting Giants” 62
Responsibility for performance 63
Training for pistol shooters 65
Athletes with an intellectual disability 65
Formal minutes 75Witnesses 76
List of written evidence 77
List of unprinted evidence 78
List of Reports from the Committee since 2005 79

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