Mayor Sadiq Khan reveals he’s held talks with the IOC over London hosting the Olympics for the fourth time in 2036 or 2040… and says the capital could utilise existing venues to stage the ‘greenest Games ever’
- Mayor Sadiq Khan wants London to stage the Olympics for a fourth time
- Plans are being worked on for London to host the Games in 2036 or 2040
- India have confirmed they are looking at a multi-city bid for 2036 Olympics
London mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed he is in talks with the International Olympic Committee about bringing the Games back to the capital in 2036 or 2040.
Khan admits plans are being worked on for London to host the Olympics for a fourth time using most of the same venues as 2012.
‘We’ve got the facilities in London so the cost wouldn’t be humongous and we could have the greenest Olympics ever,’ he said.
Plans revealed for London to host the ‘greenest Olympics ever’ in 2036 or 2040
‘We’re working on the preliminary plans, we’re talking to the IOC, so watch this space.’
The British Olympic Association would have to be part of any formal discussions but have so far not been involved. The IOC also refused to confirm what conversations had taken place.
An IOC spokesman said: ‘At this stage in the process, any contact with an interested party from whatever city would remain confidential.’
The next Olympics take place in Paris in 2024, followed by Los Angeles in 2028. Brisbane was announced as the host of the 2032 Games last summer.
London mayor Sadiq Khan is in talks with the International Olympic Committee over proposal
The host city for the 2036 edition would be announced between 2025 and 2029.
India, the largest country never to stage the Olympics, have confirmed they are looking at a multi-city bid for 2036. Egypt, Turkey and Russia have also been linked with a bid.
Khan was speaking in New York after unveiling plans for the return of Major League Baseball to London in 2023.