Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

Parallel Lines

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The Paralympics have come a long way since 1948 when the "Parallel Games" were held for recuperating people at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

Commission for a SL - Our Story So Far

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

It was several years ago, 2008 I think, when one of our Commissioners, Professor Stuart Green had a little rant about legacy.

Will There be a Legacy?

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

Expectations were high. London 2012 was expected to deliver the most sustainable Games ever. But will there be a legacy? I have always seen London 2012 as a sustainable regeneration project interrupted by a few weeks of sport. This is a view developed by the political leaders at the time and led to the concept of the sustainable Games.

The Best Building on the Park?

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

When the competition is over, the judges' scores are counted and the chairperson of the judging panel adjudicates the result, which buildings will get the medals?

Public Transport Games?

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The doom-mongers gleefully predicted "gridlock", "transport meltdown" and "commuter hell". Monday 30 July was the day it was all supposed to go pear-shaped. To find out what it was actually like I took a tour round some of London's venues by a range of different transport options.

London 2012: Sponsorship and the Legacy of the Games

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

Over the seven years I have been chair of the Commission I have met a wide variety of people from NGOs and also most of the corporate sponsors to talk about issues related to the sustainability of the Games and its legacy.

The World's First Low Carbon Olympic Cauldron

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

Wow, what a show! Danny Boyle has shown why London is one of the world's great centres for the creative arts by turning the Olympic opening ceremony into a compelling piece of theatre depicting our progress from "ye olde England" to the modern, eclectic society we have become today.

London 2012 - A Sustainable Event?

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK
Shaun McCarthy

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 is the body responsible for assuring the sustainability of the London 2012 programme. London's bid promised the most sustainable Games to date and the Commission is there to provide independent assurance over this objective.