Click here to skip to content > Sport & society home > Explore social sciences > Business & economics > Economics


In this section we look at the evidence around the economic impact of hosting the Olympics, including job creation, skills development and urban regeneration.

The economic impact of the Olympics 2012 on London

London Olympics construction site [10KB]

This article explores what is meant by economic impact and looks at reliable sources of information about the possible impact of hosting the Olympic Games on London’s economy.

Resource highlight: Factiva

Globe [10KB]

The potential economic impact of the Olympics is debated in the press on an almost daily basis. So a tool which helps you keep on top of news stories, comment and analysis, and which you can use to uncover trends in reporting and the research that lies behind the headlines, is essential.

Help us to provide a research legacy for the London Olympics and Paralympics

Find out more

Social sciences at the British Library

Find out more