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2012 Olympic legacy means gymnastics club is used by thousands of young people every week

Olympic legacy means gymnastics club used by thousands. Credit: ITV London

If you want evidence of a 2012 legacy, the Europa Centre in Crayford, Kent, is it.

The gymnastics club had outgrown its previous centre but was struggling to get funding for a new building.

Legacy bosses gave the team £1.2m which helped make their dreams a reality.

Olympic legacy means gymnastics club used by thousands. Credit: ITV London

The centre is now used by thousands of young people every week and has many more on its waiting list.

The funding took us over the line.

We were about halfway with getting all the funding, then we got that legacy funding, and then it was like a domino effect, other money then came in.

Without the Olympics we wouldn't be sitting here now and quite possibly 5,000 kids wouldn't have a venue.

– Managing director Len Arnold

This club is undoubtedly a success, but not all legacy promises have been delivered.

Olympic legacy means gymnastics club used by thousands. Credit: ITV London

The slogan for the Olympics was 'to inspire a generation' and to get more people playing sport, but that has not happened.

Olympic legacy means gymnastics club used by thousands. Credit: ITV London

There was a jump in participation after London won the bid to host the Games (from 35% to 38% of adults in London playing sport at least once a week) but it has not increased since 2012.

London Sport have been tasked with getting a million more Londoners playing sport by 2012.

There's been massive cuts to local authorities' spend in recent years and sport and leisure has been hit like every other department and so it's always going to be a strain to maintain what we've got but they've been very successful in doing that with less funds.

– Peter Fitzboydon, of London Sport

Basketball is a sport which has, unlike gymnastics, lost out.

Its 2012 venue, the Basketball Arena, was only temporary, the sport has faced funding cuts and Britain has not qualified for Rio.

Olympic legacy means gymnastics club used by thousands. Credit: ITV London

There are more than 500 courts in London but nearly all of them are multi-use like the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which will host EuroBasket 2017 men's qualifiers in September 2016.

All sports want more facilities to showcase their sport and we work to do that.

Part of our plan is to Basketball England and Sport England to create more facilities and make them accessible.

– Nick Humby, from the British Basketball Federation

Legacy bosses have succeeded in ensuring the Olympic Stadium has not become a 'white elephant.'

It hosted Rugby 2015 World Cup matches, is about to host the London Anniversary Games and will be West Ham United's new home from next month.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is responsible for the physical legacy of the Park.

Over the next 10 to 15 years we'll be building 24,000 homes on and around the Park, those are very largely family homes.

55,000 people will be living here in 15 years time.

We're bringing jobs to the area.

We've got London's biggest office development, 40,000 people will be working here in 10 years or so.

– Ben Fletcher, from the London Legacy Development Corporation

In total 11 million people have visited the Park since 2012, even though some of it is still a building site.