London considers bidding for 2022 Commonwealth Games

London could launch a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Neale Coleman, who is the London Mayor’s chief advisor on Olympic Legacy, has revealed that the city is considering a bid for the athletics event.

In an interview with, he claimed that London has all the facilities to make it a front-runner if it were to launch a campaign to become the host city.

He said: “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.”

If the Olympics is anything to go by, then London’s event venues could certainly become a lot busier during the bidding process. The capital would be welcoming Commonwealth Games chiefs on a regular basis.

Of course, the city will once again be buzzing with tourists from all over the world if they were to be awarded the chance to host the event. However, according to, was keen to point out that the bid would require full support from the government.  

Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014, whilst the Gold Coast in Australia is the location for the 2018 Games.