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Sport in Wales to be part of consultation in the wake of London 2012

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 03, 2013

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THE legacy of the Olympics in Wales will form part of a new study.

A consultation has been launched by the Welsh Government.

As well as examining the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, it will ask to what extent it and Sport Wales are achieving their goals.

The opportunities and barriers to sports participation that exist for different groups of people will also be examined.

"The Olympics and the Paralympics had a profound effect on the whole country and the performances of our Welsh competitors were inspirational," said Christine Chapman AM, chairwoman of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.

"But the roar of the crowds has since faded and the committee wants to find out how that inspiration and enthusiasm has been harnessed and capitalised on.

"We will also examine what progress the Welsh Government has made in increasing participation in sport and what opportunities and barriers exist for different groups of people."

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  May 03 2013, 9:18AM

    ahh yes the legacy of the games, so what have we gained? what new coaches from this area have been funded? what new sports facilities paid for by the cash raised? what new shopping centres,hotels etc were opened in south wales? or did all the revenue and benefits stay in london and the affluent south west where they already have more cash and jobs than anywhere in the uk? what a disgrace, hang your head in shame cameron coe and the rest of the tory /lib shower

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