Department for Culture Media and Sport

staging the games

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) was responsible for staging the Games.

LOCOG was a private company and its responsibilities included contracting out services, selling tickets and recruiting volunteers, as well as arranging the test events held in advance of the Games.

We worked with LOCOG and a number of other organisations and Government departments to ensure that the Games ran smoothly and efficiently.


DCMS was responsible for coordinating necessary changes to the law, acting on behalf of the Government.

Acts of Parliament:


Secondary legislation: