Sadiq Khan waves the flag at the annual Ride London event

Major sports events

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.

Why London?

London is a uniquely diverse city, with over 300 languages spoken on the streets of the capital. 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 boast a wealth of state-of-the-art sports venues: from the Olympic Stadium to Hyde Park; the Lee Valley 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 staged a number of iconic, international sporting events and is set to welcome even more in the years to come.

Future events

London has secured a portfolio of events for the years ahead, including:

  • 2019 FINA/CNSG Diving World Series
  • 2019 SLS World Skateboarding Tour  
  • 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Major League Baseball
  • 2020 FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2020 SLS World Skateboarding Tour  
  • 2020 UEFA European Championships
  • 2021 UEFA Women’s European Championship
  • Annual NFL International Series

These events will help sustain London's status as the home of world class sport. They will also ensure that the facilities built continue to be used for high-level international sporting events.