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A systematic review of the evidence base for developing a physical activity, sport and health legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

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  The 2012 Games will set a benchmark for the Olympic and Paralympic
movement in staging a ‘once in a lifetime’ event that delivers genuine
nationwide legacies and maximises the economic, social, health and
environmental benefits that the Games can bring to the United
Kingdom.

In order to achieve a tangible, lasting legacy across the country, we need to start now. We need to be planning, creating policy and building capacity to encourage and allow more people to get more active. We have a rare opportunity to radically change the sedentary culture, and thereby improve health, in the United Kingdom. Regional physical activity teams in London, West Midlands, East Midlands, the East and the South East are now collaborating to drive this work forward..

This systematic review sets out the best available international evidence that will enable us to work towards securing a true and lasting health and physical activity legacy from the 2012 Games.


For anyone who is involved in legacy planning at local, regional or national level in the run-up to the 2012 Games, this report will stimulate discussion, aid decision making, generate ideas and positively challenge partnerships at all levels to maximise the opportunities before us.

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Editor's comments - [  This is a clear and replicable systematic review of the worldwide literature that has used an international expert panel to help identify relevant literature from around the world. It also focuses on both outcomes and processes in seeking to assemble the ‘best evidence’ to inform policy and strategy.  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Weed, M. Coren, E. Fiore, J. (2008). A systematic review of the evidence base for developing a physical activity, sport and health legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University

 

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