London Would Consider 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

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London would consider a bid to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, it has been suggested.

On the back of the successful London 2012 Games plus the top facilities such as the Olympic Stadium it "is something that is certainly in our minds at the moment", according to Neale Coleman, the London Mayor's adviser on Olympic legacy.

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The success of the Olympics could lead to another major Games in the capital

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.

England last staged the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.

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."