Olympic Games held in London two time, in 1908 and 1948. In July 2005 London was chosen to host the Olympic and Paralympics 2012, the world's first city to host the Summer Olympics three times in London is also the host of the British Empire games host the 1934th London to host 2017 World Championships in Athletics.
London is the most popular sport is football and has a fourteen-League football clubs, including five in the Premier League against Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur. London also has four teams in the Premiership Rugby Union Aviva London Irish and Saracens and Wasps and Harlequins, but only Harlequins play in London all the other three to play outside of London, but still play Saracens in M25. The other two professional Rugby Union teams in the Second Division clubs are London Welsh and Scottish, the city that plays home games.
The city has many other traditional rugby union clubs such as FC Richmond FC Rosslyn Park, Blackheath Westcombe Park RFC FC and known. There are three professional Rugby League clubs in London -. London Broncos, who play in the Super League championship and a nod London Skolars Hemel Stags on the one hand, Hemel Hempstead, North London, the tournament is one of the 2013th. In 1924, the original Wembley Stadium, home of the England national football team and served as a place for FA Cup Final and the Rugby League Challenge Cup final. The new Wembley Stadium serves exactly the same goals and has a capacity of 90,000. Twickenham Stadium in south-west of rugby union stadium in London, and has a capacity of 84,000 now, the new South Stand was completed.
Cricket in London, served in the pilot house of the Lord's Cricket Ground, Middlesex CCC on the growth of St. John in Surrey wood and increase the number of participants in the Kennington Oval. Lord who is the Cricket World Cup Final Four site. One of London's best-known annual sports competitions is the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, held at the All England Club, Wimbledon, on the southwest suburbs. Other key events are the annual participation at the London Marathon sees 35,000 runners attempt a 42.2 km radius around the city of Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames between Putney and Mortlake.