Olympic Legacy

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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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Living Legacy

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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.

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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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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