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  1. UK Athletics have signed a deal that gives them exclusive rights to the Olympic Stadium for 50 years from the last weekend in June to the end of July each year (in addition to the IAAF World Championships in August 2017). So West Ham won't be playing football in the stadium in July 2022, regardless of when the World Cup in that year is being played,
  2. Unless pollution caused a cancellation http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/singapore-smog-gets-worse--can-chemically-induced-rain-clear-the-air-8666403.html
  3. The Mayor of London has now given his support to a 2022 Commonwealth Games in London: http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2022/1014339-hosting-2022-commonwealth-games-would-be-wonderful-for-london-says-mayor
  4. European Athletics has contractual obligations until the end of 2015 including the European Team Championships in 2015 and will therefore not be signing up to the event. According to 'insidethegames', there is a possibility that the 2015 European Games will hold a 4 day invitational athletics event instead. http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/1014020-exclusive-european-games-proposing-own-athletics-event-if-governing-body-refuse-to-sign-up In the longer term it's difficult to see how a major athletics event could be accommodated in the current 4 year cycle (the next Europe
  5. The momentum for a London bid for 2022 appears to be increasing. I'd be very surprised if London decided not to bid.
  6. '2022 Commonwealth Games appears perfect target for London': http://www.insidethegames.biz/blogs/1013463-tom-degun-2022-commonwealth-games-appears-perfect-target-for-london
  7. Still very early days in the 2022 bidding process! http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/2022/1013426-london-interest-in-2022-commonwealth-games-positive-initiative-but-england-refuse-to-commit-to-bid
  8. What happens next: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/18/oscar-pistorius-legal-q-and-a
  9. This looks as if it is building up a head of steam. http://www.insidethegames.biz/commonwealth-games/1012815-exclusive-uk-sport-chair-would-back-london-bid-for-2022-commonwealth-games#comments Exclusive: UK Sport chair would back London bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games By Tom Degun February 10 - UK Sport chair Baroness Sue Campbell has become the latest high profile figure to back a bid from London to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, UK Sport unveiled their Gold Event Series which looks to bring more
  10. Nothing's on the same scale as the Olympics but I believe the general public has an appetite for these type of events. The cost will be a fraction of that required to stage the Olympics.
  11. Thanks, both of you! It'll be interesting to see whether London maintains the current momentum over the next couple of years before the winner is announced.
  12. People were discussing the future of the Commonwealth Games as far back as Christchurch 1974 and no doubt will be having the same discussions in 2040. As long as we don't have any more disasters like Delhi 2010, the Commonwealth Games will survive. The current format works fine.
  13. No reason why not. You can't underestimate the enthusiasm generated among the general public by the success of 2012. The London Olympic stadium is hosting the IAAF Athletics World Championships and the IPC (Paralympic) Athletics World Championships in 2017, so a London 2022 Commonwealth Games should offer cast-iron success from a financial and spectator perspective. The question is whether after Manchester 2002 and Glasgow 2014, the Commonwealth Games Federation would want to hold another games in the UK in 2022.
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