Yeah, but a government enacting plans for a healthier population is one thing. If they build more swimming pools & gyms, set aside land for parks, pay for more PE teachers in schools etc etc, that's all great. The investment will stand to them in the long run, with a healthier population not being such a drain on the NHS. If that actually happens (as opposed to being a promise to win an election, I'm a tad cynical there) then fair play to them.
But how much of the credit for that can be traced back to their £400 million investment in their Olympic athletes? That is what I'm wondering. That is what legacy issues are all about, aren't they? If little Darren in Grimsby now has a park/pool/gym on his door step and is motivated to put down the Playstation, that's great. If it just means that Jessica Ennis & Mo Farrah can keep on going to expensive training camps overseas and, give the nation a thrill once every 4 years, that's another thing entirely.