London 2012 Economic Impact Report

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is expected to deliver an economic legacy worth £5.33bn by 2015 for the UK, according to our report, "Realising a Golden Opportunity: Visa Europe’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Expenditure and Economic Impact Report".



The report looks at the consumer expenditure and economic output related to the Games and its distribution across the country. It is based on Visa's unique insight into consumer spending in the UK and spending data from previous Games and major sporting events.

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Download and read the full report (PDF 1.7MB)

This Economic Impact Report is an enhanced and updated version of a report released in July 2011, which is also available to download:

Download and read the July 2011 report (PDF 1.7MB)

We have also produced a unique infographic providing an easily-digested visual summary of the report's findings.

View or download the infographic: