Olympic Legacy

Seoul 1988 Olympic Park

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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    Paris 2024 strives to maximise the socio-economic impact of sport

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    Paris 2024 gets France moving

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  • Nozawa Onsen, Nagano, Japón Nagano 1998

    25 years on, Nagano Games prove their longevity

  • Beijing 2022 legacy Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022: A year on, Chinese people enjoy winter sports, reaping social and economic benefits created by the Olympic Winter Games

  • IOC President Thomas Bach attends the Seoul Legacy Forum and delivers a key note address IOC President

    Olympic legacy entities reiterate their commitment to building a better world through sport for the next generation

  • Thank You Tokyo! event Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 one year on: IOC thanks the people of Tokyo and Japan

Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use

The report is the first-ever official inventory of the post-Games use of Olympic venues. It tracks the status of 817 permanent and 106 temporary venues, at 51 summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games, from Athens 1896 to PyeongChang 2018. The report has been assured by third party KPMG, according to the audit standard ISAE 3000.
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Living Legacy

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.

The Olympic Games are all about their legacies. The benefits that the Games create – from increased sports participation and educational programmes to a boosted economy and an improved urban environment – are numerous. 

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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: 2021-2024 objectives

IOC Legacy Strategic Approach – 2017 version

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