There have been no Olympic and Paralympic Games to date  that has successfully produced a sporting legacy.
Prior to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the Government stated that they represented, ‘a chance to bring together a unique combination of government resources and commitment from the sporting community and participants to create a truly world-class sporting nation’ (DCMS, 2010).
So following a tremendous summer of sport and one of Team GB’s most successful Games, the Sport and Recreation Alliance wanted to know whether the UK is on its way to becoming a world-class sporting nation.
- Lack of funding for sports clubs is preventing 3 in 5 clubs (59%) from growing their membership whilst increased running costs are holding back the growth of almost the same amount again (54%). Similarly, half (51%) can’t grow their membership because of a lack of affordable venues/facilities.
- 2 in 5 clubs (42%) have seen an increase in the number of people joining their club since the Games this year but a quarter (26%) of these clubs are struggling to meet this demand.
- 9 in 10 (89%) clubs have reported no change in the number of disabled people joining their club.
- Three quarters of clubs (78%) have noticed no change in the number of people volunteering following the Games.
Editor's comments - [ In October 2012 the Alliance (Sport and Recreation Alliance) carried out a survey of volunteers and employees of sports clubs right across the country. A total of 475 responses across more than 37 sports were received and then weighted to be representative of the 150,000 sports clubs in the UK. ] Reference this?Cox, S. (2013). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from In the text: Cox, S. (2013)
Reference : Cox, S.(2013). Olympic and Paralympic legacy survey. London: SRA
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