Sadiq Khan launches election bid to bring Olympics back to London in 20 years

Sadiq Khan stated he’ll look to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to London if he’s re-elected because the capital’s mayor.

The Labour candidate pledged to work with “leading figures” to set up an exploratory committee right into a London bid for the 2036 or 2040 video games.

If the bid was profitable, London would develop into the primary metropolis to host 4 summer time video games in the trendy Olympic period.

Mr Khan stated he would intention to make it essentially the most “sustainable” summer time Olympics ever hosted, by utilizing present venues constructed for the 2012 video games and different sports activities services.

“Exploring a bid for the 2036 or 2040 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the ultimate demonstration of my plan to build a brighter future for London after the pandemic,” Mr Khan stated.

Boris Johnson was mayor over the past London Olympics in 2012

“Not only would future London Olympics bring the world’s finest sportsmen and women to London, it would help fast track much needed green infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2 and the Bakerloo Line extension, bringing with them long term jobs and investment.

“My ambition is for London to host essentially the most sustainable video games ever, showcasing the Green New Deal for London with funding in low carbon tasks, motion to clear up London’s air and showcasing the town’s standing because the world’s first nationwide park metropolis to large quantities of worldwide vacationers.”

The London 2012 Games had been centred across the Olympic Park in east London.

Mr Khan, who has been the Mayor of London since 2016, is broadly anticipated to preserve the Labour’s maintain on City Hall in the May 6 elections.

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