London 2012 Olympic games influence on children's sport participation in England 2015

This statistic presents the share of children influenced in a way by the 2012 London Olympic Games in England, according to annual surveys conducted in 2015/16. In that period, 60 percent of the children aged 5 to 10 became more interested in sports in general under the influence of the 2012 London Olympics. Further information about sports in the United Kingdom can also be found in the Dossier: Sport in England - Public funding and participation.

In what ways has the UK hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games encouraged you to take part in sport?

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Release date

July 2016


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 2015 to March 2016

Number of respondents


Age group

5-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* 5-10 year olds: n= 315; 11-15 year olds n=384.

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