Olympic legacy in action

Olympic legacy in action

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park has been drawing international attention as delegates visit to experience best practice examples of Olympic legacy in action.

The Japanese Ambassador, Mr Koji Tsuruoka, paid a visit to the Park as part of a two-day fact-finding experience ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Further visits throughout this year have included delegates from Toshiba Medical Systems, the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chinese Olympic Committee, the China Institute of Sport Science and the Vereniging Sport en Gemeenten (VSG).

Mr Tsuruoka said: “My visit to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park has been eye-opening – I’ve never seen a project like this before, so it has been a privilege to see exactly what is taking place here to keep the Olympic legacy alive.

“The Olympic Games are a very exciting event for all involved, but it is not over when the closing ceremony finishes, it’s what happens from there that I think is important. London and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are providing the model for us to keep the legacy going following the Tokyo 2020 Games.”

Richard Caborn said: “It’s a great privilege to welcome so many international dignitaries to Sheffield to witness first-hand the legacy being developed here.

“Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is a shining example of how the public and private sector, can work collaboratively to make a real difference, and we are proud to share our knowledge, experience and vision with so many people.”

Up next for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, there will be visits from people a little closer to home including the Master Cutler and the Lord Mayor.