This inquiry was set up on the tenth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in order to learn the lessons of past events and to identify how we can capitalise on the power of events to facilitate and encourage wider social and economic change.
Chaired by Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, the Inquiry’s 25 members have taken evidence from experts across arts, sports, and community development as well as hearing directly from the public about why events matter to them. The evidence was structured around three questions:
• Thriving communities: how can events contribute to local economies and levelling up?
• Connected communities: how can events bring people together?
• Happier communities: how can events help our physical and emotional wellbeing?