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Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London says he will explore London’s Olympic bid if re-elected |  Olympic News


The Labor candidate said he will work with “figures from sport, government, business and communities” to set up a committee to consider a London bid for the 2036 or 2040 Games, as part of his campaign.

Last updated: 04/05/21 7:17 am

Sadiq Khan seeks re-election as London mayor

Sadiq Khan has said he will seek to bring the Olympics and Paralympics back to London within 20 years if he is re-elected as London mayor on Thursday.

The Labor candidate said he will work with “figures from sport, government, business and communities” to set up a committee to consider a London bid for the 2036 or 2040 Games, as part of his campaign.

The 2012 Olympic Games were centered around the Olympic Park in East London.

Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London says he will explore London’s Olympic bid if re-elected |  Olympic News

London hosted the Olympics in 2012

“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,” Khan said before a visit to the Earlsfield Amateur Boxing Club in Wandsworth.

“By ensuring that the Games are held across the UK and that visitors are encouraged and supported to explore every corner of our country, London 2036 or 2040 could be a huge boost in improving our cities and regions. . “

Khan has been Mayor of London since 2016.

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