More than £500 million in Olympic Games contracts have been won by firms in  the West Midlands, it has emerged.

The region’s spin-offs from the London Games were revealed as the countdown  to next year’s event passed the 500 day mark.

Birmingham’s sport scrutiny committee heard that the contracts have been  evenly spread throughout the city and region.

The contracts include design and building work on areas of the Olympic  Village, legal services, consultancy, architectural services, lighting, signage,  safety clothing and equipment, building materials supply, catering, AV equipment  and website design.

There remains further opportunities to bid for both Games contracts and  legacy contracts.

The committee is reviewing the city’s exploitation of Olympic opportunities  as the July 2012 Games approaches.

Council sports official Mike Osborne said: “The West Midlands has been the  most successful region in attracting Olympic contracts after London and the  South-east.

“Contracts have been awarded to firms in nine out of 10 Birmingham  constituencies, only Hodge Hill so far has not received any, so we are looking  at that.”

He said that efforts were continuing to secure even more Olympic business for  the region. But added that firms are told not to publicise their success as  major multi-national firms, such as McDonald’s pays substantial sums to have its  brand linked to the Games.

It has also emerged that 10,000 people from the region have volunteered to  work at the games in the capital next summer, with a range of duties including  tourist information officers, event marshalls, medical support and IT  technicians.

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