The successful staging of the London 2012 Olympics has led to other countries turning to Britain to help deliver their own events, according to a government official.
Reacting to news that the UK had met its four-year target of raising £11 billion worth of economic benefit from the Games in 12 months, Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green said:
"The delivery of London 2012 on time and on budget led to hosting nations turning to the UK to help deliver their own events with supply opportunities running into the billions.
"UK Trade & Investment has played a key role in helping British companies maximise these opportunities and the result is a £11.06 billion boost to the UK economy from the Games, reaching our four-year target in just over a year."
More top news
A whistle-blower told ITV News some school buses were on the road without a valid MOT.
It will be the coldest night of the year - freezing with widespread ice.
The Golden Globes nominations have been revealed with the Shape Of Water leading the field with seven nods, including best picture.