October 3, 2018 / 9:04 PM / 8 months ago

Sport-UK Sport announces plans to host decade of sporting events

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - UK Sport said on Wednesday that holding the 2030 World Cup in Britain would be a “crowning achievement” to bookend a decade of sport that includes plans to host the Ryder Cup, the world athletics championships and the grand departs of the three major cycling tours.

British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this week gave her backing to a potential World Cup bid, which is currently the subject of feasibility studies from the English Football Association.

UK Sport, the country’s governing sporting body, published a list of 54 “mega” and “major” events it said it would be interested in hosting over the next 15 years to showcase Britain to the world.

These also included the women’s Rugby World Cup as well as the men’s edition, which was hosted in England and Wales in 2015, and the multi-sport European championships, hosted in part this year by the city of Glasgow. (Reporting by Christian Radnedge Editing by Toby Davis)

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