Sadiq Khan outlines Olympic legacy plans during visit

Sadiq Khan visiting Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Sadiq Khan visiting Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Credit: James Ryan

Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan has called for London’s Olympic legacy to not be “tragically squandered”.

The Labour candidate spoke during a visit to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday, meeting some of those working to prepare the Olympic Stadium for West Ham’s arrival this summer.

He said: “We were all inspired by the wonderful events of the 2012 Olympics – memories Londoners will never forget.

“The lasting legacy of the Games should have been more Londoners participating in sport, but the evidence suggests that there are now fewer Londoners taking part in regular sport than at any time in the last ten years.”

Mr Khan warned that cuts to London council budgets could see the number of people participating in sport decline even further.

He said: “As Mayor I’ll take action to ensure the Olympic legacy isn’t tragically squandered.

“I’ll bring together leaders from councils, schools, sport clubs, and organisations like the FA to map out a comprehensive plan to increase participation in sport in London and tackle the startling inequality that exists between Londoners from different backgrounds.”

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