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Topic Title: London 2012 in Member News
Topic Summary: What will be the lasting legacy of London 2012 asks Member News?
Created On: 11 September 2012 02:31 PM
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 11 September 2012 02:31 PM
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kateparker

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The critics have been silenced, the doom-mongers quashed, with an Olympics that surpassed all expectations. But the big question now is can the elation that the Olympics produced last? What will be the lasting legacy of London 2012?
Member News reported on the build-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and now wants to hear from members about your views on this summer of sporting and engineering achievement.
Maybe you were there to experience the buzz first-hand, perhaps you were one of the many volunteers, or just possibly you're a gold-medal winning armchair athlete? It doesn't matter how you took part, tell us what you thought!
Engineering has played an essential role at the heart of the Olympics. Behind the preparation for the Games was an incredible array of engineering and technology in construction, infrastructure, transport and hospitality. Do you think London 2012 was a success in showcasing the best of British construction and engineering to a worldwide audience? How will this affect the UK's reputation going forward?
 11 September 2012 06:29 PM
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westonpa

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Originally posted by: kateparker
The critics have been silenced, the doom-mongers quashed, with an Olympics that surpassed all expectations.

Maybe the critics and doom-mongers made it a better games by challenging along the way and which caused people to think a little bit more about what they were doing. Maybe if everyone had been 110% supportive and positive etc., the expectations would have been higher and instead of being surpassed they may have not been met?

The biggest legacy was the improved reputation of the UK and which came from the work and positivity created by the volunteers and audiences.

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 02 October 2012 06:05 AM
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podge02

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I agree Westonpa. The UK's reputation was enhanced by those friendly and very helpful volunteers. Plus it helps when your country does well in the actual events. I think it was a success in showcasing the best of British construction and engineering but not so sure about the transportation.


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