2022 Commonwealth Games

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1308
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Now that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has indicated her support, will London bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Answer

Answer for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Answer for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Commonwealth Games is a fantastic event that could potentially be of huge benefit to London. However, the decision on whether to bid for the Commonwealth Games rests entirely with Commonwealth Games England, not the GLA or the Mayor. As far as I am aware, CGE have yet to decide whether a bid for 2022 is likely. Whilst GLA officers have begun to explore the implications of bidding for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, no decision has been taken on whether a bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is something I would support.