London hoping to become Olympic host city for record fourth time – 'Working on plans’

Los Angeles will join London as a three-time Olympics host in 2028, with the 2024 Games in Paris and the 2032 celebration based in Brisbane. But with the new International Olympic Committee host process seeing Games chiefs identifying a “preferred” candidate, Mr Khan said he could see London spearheading another bid off the back of the success of 2012.

Mr Khan said: “We are working on a plan to bring the Olympic Games back to London.

“We have got to make sure future Games are green – and our plan would be for the greenest Games ever.

“The great thing about London is that we wouldn’t need to expend carbon on building a new stadium, cycle track or swimming pool because we’ve got all the kit already – so watch this space.”

Mr Khan was speaking after lighting an anniversary flame on Queen Elizabeth Park, marking 10 years since the 2012 Games.

The earliest London could bid for a Games would be 2036, with Paris already set to host the next Olympics in 2024 followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane all but confirmed for 2032.

The IOC traditionally awards a Games to a host city seven years in advance although they have changed the process following criticism of the vast sums of money spent on bids, most notably Russia’s bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The IOC has also urged potential bidders to present better environmental plans for any future Games.

Mr Khan added: “With the next three Games tied up, there’s no pressure on the IOC.

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