north west for 2012

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The vision of London 2012 is to draw on the power of the Olympic and Paralypic Games to inspire change. Our vision in the North West is to make an inspirational contribution to this once in a lifetime event and maximise the benefits to the region, during the UK's hosting period and long after.

"The North West has sport, it has culture and it has Olympians. The North West is a place that knows how to connect sport and culture to communities." Seb Coe

In the North West a group was established to oversee the development and delivery of London 2012 in our region, this is the North West Steering Group for the London 2012 Games. The membership includes representation from all sectors and across the five subregions of the North West. Their job is to place London 2012 in a regional context to ensure sport, art, business, tourism and the community in the region get involved, contribute and benefit from the London 2012 Games.  

A number of reports have been published by the Steering Group; you can download these on our Resources page.

London 2012 is not just about sport or London. It is about everything and everyone and it's happening here all over the North West.

This website represents our vision for London 2012 in the North West. Here you can find out more about:

  • the wide range of opportunities and events for communities across the North West to get involved in
  • how our region has already contributed and benefited

 Chris Bonnington on the Handover weekend