Sadiq Khan reveals he will attempt to bring Olympic and Paralympic Games back to London in 2036 or 2040 with focus on ‘most sustainable Games ever’ if re-elected mayor
- Sadiq Khan to try to bring Olympics back to London if re-elected
- Khan to set up committee to review the organization of the 2036 or 2040 Games
- Khan says his plan is for London to host the most sustainable Games ever
Sadiq Khan will try to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to London if he is re-elected as mayor of the city this week.
London has already hosted the Games three times – in 1908, 1948 and 2012 – a record that Paris will achieve when the French capital hosts for the third time in 2024.
If elected for a second term this week, Khan has pledged to set up a committee to review the fourth Games in 2036 or 2040, with a focus on sustainability.
Sadiq Khan to try to bring Olympics back to London if re-elected mayor
London has already hosted the Games three times – in 1908, 1948 and 2012
Khan said: ‘Exploring a bid for the 2036 or 2040 Olympics and Paralympics is the ultimate demonstration of my plan to build a better future for London after the pandemic.
“My ambition is for London to host the most sustainable Games ever.”
Khan says bid for 2036 or 2040 Games will have a strong sustainability focus