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London Olympics boosted the UK economy by 9.9 billion pounds
Proving sceptics wrong, it has been found that the London Olympic and Paralympic Games provided a huge boost to the UK trade and investment sector.

Gordon Innes, London & Partners Chief Executive Officer told AFP: "The investment and economic benefit that we've seen so far from the Olympics - over nine billion, almost 10 billion pounds of economic benefit to the UK economy, most of that coming into London as you would expect.

“A lot of institutional investment - foreign direct investment coming into London but also UK and London firms winning contracts and businesses using their experience and expertise that they developed during the Games and going out and winning business oversees off the back of that."

It has been estimated that the 2012 London Games boosted the country's economy by around £9.9 billion.

"75 pence of every pound spent in hosting the Games was about long-term regeneration, money that needed to be spent anyway to accommodate the growth in London's economy and we're looking at another million people coming into London over the next decade and the Games was in a sense an excuse to accelerate that investment and to bring that quicker into the city and we're seeing the benefits of that," Innes added.

Talking about benefit one can’t just talk about the economic boost, but also the infrastructure that has been added to the country because of the games. The country’s athletes would benefit from it.

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