Sadiq Khan reveals he will bid to bring the Olympics and Paralympics back to London in 2036 or 2040 with a focus on ‘the most sustainable Games ever’ if he is re-elected as Mayor
- Sadiq Khan will try to bring the Olympics back to London if he is re-elected
- Khan will put together committee to look into hosting 2036 or 2040 Games
- Khan says that his plan is for London to host the most sustainable Games ever
London has already hosted the Games three times — in 1908, 1948 and 2012 — a record that Paris will match when the French capital hosts for a third time in 2024.
If elected for a second term this week, Khan has promised to put together a committee to look into a fourth Games in either 2036 or 2040, with a focus on sustainability.
Sadiq Khan will attempt to bring the Olympics back to London if he is re-elected as Mayor
London has previously hosted the Games on three occasions – in 1908, 1948 and 2012
Khan said: ‘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.
‘My ambition is for London to host the most sustainable Games ever.’
Khan says that the bid for the 2036 or 2040 Games will have strong focus on sustainability