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Legacy: South-west

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

4. To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the legacy effects of the London 2012 Olympics on the south-west. (259259)

The south-west stands to gain from the wide range of opportunities created by the London 2012 games.

The National Sailing Academy at Weymouth and Portland will host the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events in 2012. In terms of legacy it is already providing a state-of-the-art facility for elite training, competition and local community use.

We are also seeing progress in other areas—40 businesses registered in the south west have already won work with the ODA; there are also 61 facilities from the area included in the official London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide.