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The 2012 Torch Relay in Hackney

2012 Games legacy

Hackney experienced an extraordinary year in 2012 with the Olympic and Paralympic Games bringing people together to celebrate. Making sure that as many residents as possible could get involved with and enjoy the Games was very important to the council, but more important were the long-term benefits we could secure for our borough.

We have already secured a range of benefits including:

  • improvements to facilities on Hackney Marshes worth £14.9m
  • 268 grants awarded to young athletes
  • BT Sport moving to Hackney Wick with 300 jobs
  • four new London Overground stations
  • two new riverside parks spanning 28 acres.

The full transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will take up to 20 years and we will continue to work with our partners and lobby on behalf of our residents to secure the legacy Hackney deserves.

Olympic Park now open

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now open to the public.

London's growth boroughs

As the Growth Boroughs Partnership, the six London boroughs that hosted the Olympics are working together to make sure the regeneration of east and south east London benefits everyone who lives and works there.

Hackney during the Olympic and Paralympic Games


View photos from the many events that took place in Hackney during the Olympic summer of 2012 in our Flickr slideshow below.

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Page updated: 12 Mar 2015