London will play host to a huge number and wide variety of high profile sporting events in the coming months and years. These events will bring some of the greatest athletes on the planet to the capital. In so doing, they’ll help maintain London’s position as the home of world class sport.
Major sporting events
London is a uniquely diverse city with over 300 languages spoken. Almost every nation on earth has a resident fan base here in the city.
Londoners are fanatical about sport. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games showcased our passion and enthusiasm for world-class sports competitions.
We can boast a wealth of state-of-the-art sports venues: from the Olympic Stadium to Hyde Park; the London Velodrome to Wembley Stadium; the Aquatics Centre to the River Thames. No other city in the world can boast such a rich pool of elite sports facilities. The city is also one of the best connected in the world, with five airports serving 180 destinations.
London has already staged a number of iconic, international sporting events and is set to welcome even more in the years and decades to come.
London has already secured a portfolio of events for the years ahead, including:
- 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships
- 2017 IPC World Athletics Championships
- 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Final
- 2017 ICC Champions Trophy
- 2017-2020 World Cup of Gymnastics
- 2017-2019 World Series Boxing
- 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix
- 2017 Para Taekwondo World Championships
- 2017 ATP Tennis World Tour Finals
- 2017 Men's Hockey World League Semi-Final
- 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup
- 2018 ATP Tennis World Tour Finals
- 2020 UEFA Euros, semi-finals and finals
- 2022 World Championships Gymnastics
These events will help sustain London's status as the home of world class sport. They will also ensure that the facilities built for the Games continue to be used to stage high-level international sporting events.