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No It doesn't

It started way back in the wild imaginings of May '95 when the bid was presented...

Manchester aimed to deliver a world class event... an outstanding spectacle
'To leave a lasting legacy of new sporting facilities and social, physical and economic regeneration'

The evidence of that outstanding success... It's all here...
Why the people of Manchester and the North West took the games to their hearts and souls, lined the streets, bought the tickets and invited the world to party
How the volunteers played such a major role in the unfolding story
The Final Report
In words and images...

But you will also find the true reason why this was always a prize worth winning...
Why Manchester fought so hard to bring the third largest sporting event in the world to its doorstep.

The race goes on...

GAMES FINAL REPORT

Over one million words of information on the Games contained within these 5 volumes. Everything you need to know from operational expenditure to the number of litres of orange juice consumed. These fully searchable documents are available in a text only version or as downloadable PDF files.

REGENERATION / LEGACY

Manchester entered the race to host the 2002 Games hoping it would be a catalyst to transform the city's fortunes. Discover how those hopes became reality as the Games breathed new life into the city by stimulating investment, revitalising areas of deprivation and boosting tourism.



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