About us

Cultural Olympiad

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements.


The Inspire programme recognises and rewards exceptional projects inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


London 2012 volunteers are called ‘Games Makers’, as they are helping to make the Games happen.


London 2012 will be the world’s first truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a legacy far beyond the departure of the Olympic Flame.

 Our vision

Find out more about where we’ve come from – our heritage – and what we’ll leave – our legacy.

Diversity and inclusion

We want London 2012 to be an inspirational and memorable Olympic and Paralympic Games where everyone is invited and can join in with the celebrations.

Our brand

London 2012’s ambition is to create a Games for everyone, where everyone is invited to take part, join in and enjoy the most exciting event in the world.

The people delivering the Games

The London 2012 Games are delivered by two key organisations  the London 2012 Organising Committee and the Olympic Delivery Authority.


Explore our online library of publications and documents. Newsletters, reports and guides are all available to download and read.


Right from the very beginning of our bid in 2003, London 2012 has been about what can be achieved through the inspiration and power of sport, using it as a catalyst for positive change and inspiration.

Funding the Games

The London 2012 project is delivered by two key organisations – one private, one public.


Working for London 2012 was a chance to share a moment of history – not just in the UK, but on a global stage.

London Prepares series

The London Prepares series, the official London 2012 sports testing programme helped to test vital areas of operations ahead of the London 2012 Games.