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Cabinet Decision: 20th January 2011
Title of Item/Report
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Opportunities Plan - 2011-2013
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a report which presented the Olympic & Paralympics Games Opportunities Plan (OPGOP) and demonstrated how Stockton Borough Council with its partners intended to exploit the benefits of the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games for the benefit of Stockton Borough's residents.

Members noted the 3 strategic priorities that Stockton would focus on:-

Strategic Priority 1

To use the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, and the interest in sport & elite sports performers that it generates, to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and active leisure, towards health, wellbeing, and personal achievement objectives.

Strategic Priority 2

To use the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, and the media and public discourse surrounding the Games, to highlight and celebrate positive national identities and shared values, in ways, which celebrate diversity and strengthen and connect communities locally.

Strategic Priority 3

Promote awareness of the business opportunities associated with the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and enable Stockton and Tees Valley businesses to win direct and indirect new business, through coordination, support and brokerage, including the pursuit of Olympic & Paralympic Games training site opportunities.

Members also noted how the plan would be delivered including details of external funding opportunities.

RESOLVED that the Olympic & Paralympic Games Opportunities Plan(OPGOP) be agreed
Reasons for the Decision
To enable Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to maximise the economic, social, public health and sporting opportunities presented by the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and to foster greater local pride through our aspiring Olympians and Paralympians.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on 28 January 2011

Date of Publication: 25 January 2011

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