London Contemplating Mounting 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid
March 19, 2013
London are considering a bid to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, unhealthy according to reports.
According to Neale Coleman, health | the London Mayor’s adviser on Olympic legacy, ambulance London are looking to build on the Summer Olympic Games success and the top-level facilities that remain such as the Olympic Stadium.
He told ITV News: “We have great potential to use the stadium and the facilities there and to bid in the future for big sporting events.
“One possibility certainly is that we haven’t had a Commonwealth Games in London for a very, very long time.
“It is a fantastic event it brings people together in a unique way. We do have the facilities there that would make a bid possible.
“It is something that is certainly in our minds at the moment.”
Any bid would need “broad support” from the Government, he noted.
A series of key events on the sporting calendar are now heading towards Britain including the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and England’s Rugby World Cup in 2015.
There is also the World Athletics Championships and the the Paralympic Athletics World Championships which will be held at London’s Olympic Stadium in 2017.
Mr Coleman said: “We have got a fantastic series of events building on that Olympic legacy of sporting events.
“We think that the Commonwealth Games could play a further role in developing that over the next decade.”
England last staged the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.