Sadiq Khan reveals that he will try to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to London in 2036 or 2040 with a focus on “the most sustainable games ever” if re-elected mayor.
- Sadiq Khan will attempt to bring the Olympic Games back to London if re-elected
- Khan will form a committee to consider hosting the 2036 or 2040 games
- Khan says his plan is for London to host the most sustainable game ever
Sadiq Khan will try to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to London if he is re-elected as mayor this week.
London has already hosted the Games three times – in 1908, 1948 and 2012 – a record that Paris will match when it hosts the French capital for the third time in 2024.
If elected to a second term this week, Khan has promised to form a committee to look into the fourth games in 2036 or 2040, with a focus on sustainability.
Sadiq Khan will attempt to bring the Olympics back to London if re-elected mayor
London had previously hosted the Games on three occasions – in 1908, 1948 and 2012
Khan said: “ Exploring a showcase of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2036 or 2040 is the final showcase of my plan to build a brighter future for London after the pandemic.
“My ambition is for London to host the most sustainable game ever.”
Khan says the show of the 2036 or 2040 games will have a strong focus on sustainability