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A decade ago, the site of the Olympic Park in Stratford was just a desolate wasteland. It was transformed for the Games and, a year after London 2012 came to a close, it's still being enjoyed by thousands of Londoners. Simon Harris reports.
Stratford residents are already enjoying their own share of the Olympic legacy with a new playground. The Tumbling Bay play space in the north of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has proved popular with local children, as Sharon Thomas reports.
It was a Games that promised great things for London - a lasting sporting legacy, a boost for the capital's businesses and major international investment.
Public perceptions of the Olympic legacy appear low, according to a survey carried out for BBC News.
Only 11% said they are more physically active as a result of the Games.
Almost a third, 32%, said the Games had a positive impact on sports facilities.
22% said the Games had improved their local economy. And a similar figure, 21% said the Games had resulted in improved public services
The survey, carried out by ComRes, questioned 3,218 adults.
The full value of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics can not be judged for up to 10 years, according to Sports Minister Hugh Robertson.
"I do not think the full benefits can be seen until at least three or five or probably 10 years after you have hosted the Games," he said during a speech marking the first anniversary since the Games.
The impact on sport from hosting the Games is "already extraordinary and compelling", he suggested, adding:
"We are the first host nation who has ever increased funding for Olympic and Paralympic athletes - by 11% and 43% for Paralympic athletes for the Games (Rio de Janeiro 2016) after a home Games."