Olympic Legacy

Olympic legacy includes the long-term benefits that the Olympic Games create for the host city, its people, and the Olympic Movement before, during and long after the Olympic Games.

Find out more about our strategic approach to Olympic legacy in this document.

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Select an Olympic Games edition and discover the legacies it created for people, cities, sport and infrastructure. New editions of the Games will be added regularly to eventually include the legacies of all past Olympic Games.

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IOC Legacy Strategic Approach

Olympic legacy includes the long-term benefits of the Olympic Games that serve the host city, its people, and the Olympic Movement before, during and long after the Olympic Games. Find out more:

IOC Legacy Strategic Approach – Executive Summary

IOC Legacy Strategic Approach – Full Version

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