The report acknowledges the gains that have been made in past host countries from staging the Olympics. It makes clear - and we agree - that hosting events such as the Olympics does not necessarily lead to benefits such as increased participation in sport.
But, far from being an inconvenient truth, the report actually helped focus our drive to ensure that London 2012 does deliver real benefits not just for the capital, but the whole country. We have been very clear that we need to take steps to ensure those benefits happen - and we have and we are.
Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP