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London Olympics 2012: Majority of Brits Say $13.4 Billion Cost Was Worth It

London Olympics 2012: Majority of Brits Say $13.4 Billion Cost Was Worth ItLondon Olympics 2012: Majority of Brits Say $13.4 Billion Cost Was Worth It

LONDON -- A BBC survey has found that more than two-thirds of the British public believe the $13.4 billion (£8.77 billion) cost of the London 2012 Olympics was worth the money.

The survey, carried out for the public broadcaster, also indicates that 74 percent of the U.K. population would "welcome the Games back to Britain."

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The survey findings, published a year on from the beginning of last year's games, aims to shed some light on whether or not the sporting event that became a televisual feast for the BBC, will leave a positive legacy.

The Olympics 2012, combined with the Paralympics, ended up more than trippling its original budget of $3.7 billion (£2.4 billion).

Recent government research indicates the U.K. economy received a $15 billion (£9.9 billion) boost in trade and investment from staging the Games.

A year on from the start of London 2012, the survey of 3,218 adults, conducted by ComRes, aims to understand public perceptions of Olympic legacy and what impact the event has had on communities.

The Games was a huge success for the BBC, which garnered record ratings and plaudits for its coverage.