The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games reaffirmed London as a global leader for hosting major sporting events. In the four years that immediately followed these games, major sporting events generated £1 billion in direct economic impact to the London economy. London continues to win accolades for its events and has an array of world-class facilities that contribute to the capital’s attractiveness as a host city.
In the coming years, London will continue to host high-profile international sports events, including: 2019: Cricket World Cup, 2019: FINA Diving World Series, 2020: FINA Diving World Series, 2020: UEFA European Championship and 2020: Street League Skateboarding World Championships.
In addition, London plays host to regular world-class sporting events, including: NBA Global Games, RideLondon, London Marathon, The Championships, Wimbledon, The FA Cup Final, Six Nations Championships, International Cricket, NFL International Series Games, ATP Tennis World Tour Finals, Rugby League Challenge Cup Final and Major League Baseball (from summer 2019).