Monday, 18 February 2013

Olympic Legacy Costs

From the BBC
Six months on from the London Games, the grand promise to inspire us to becoming a fitter, sportier nation seems to be on track.
According to Sport England's latest edition of the Active People survey, published just before Christmas, there's been a 750,000 increase in the number of people playing sport once a week in the last year.
Considering the survey is generally around 15m, that's around a 5% increase. Not much of a "grand" increase.

But let's consider the cost, shall we...
The Olympics cost £11bn. As a result, we got an extra 750,000 people playing sport. So, for each of those people playing sport, it cost us £16,000. Might have been cheaper just to build them each a swimming pool.

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