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London working on bid to host 'greenest ever' Olympics and Paralympics, says Mayor Sadiq Khan

Baku, July 23, AZERTAC

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says his office is actively working on plans to bring the Olympics and Paralympics back to London, according to Sky Sports.

Khan told Sky Sports News he wanted to show the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the world that a mega sporting event could be held with green credentials, with the basis of any bid set to centre around reusing many of the venues used during the London 2012 Games.

Plans remain at an early stage and any bid would require the support of the Government and the British Olympic Association.

"We're working on a plan to bring the Olympics back to London, and I'll tell you why," said Khan. "We've seen over the last few days the consequences of climate change in relation to the heatwaves, in relation to the grass fires.

"What we need is to make sure future games are green and what we're doing is working on a plan to have the greenest games ever.

"The great thing about London is you don't expend carbon on building new stadiums, new places to do cycling, new places to do swimming, because we've got all the kit. And so watch this space."

"We're working on a plan to bring the Olympics back to London, and I'll tell you why," said Khan. "We've seen over the last few days the consequences of climate change in relation to the heatwaves, in relation to the grass fires.

"What we need is to make sure future games are green and what we're doing is working on a plan to have the greenest games ever.

"The great thing about London is you don't expend carbon on building new stadiums, new places to do cycling, new places to do swimming, because we've got all the kit. And so watch this space."

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