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Last edited 15 Feb 2018
Hosting a major sports event requires significant infrastructure. For the London 2012 Olympics alone, the UK spent £1.8 billion on site preparation and infrastructure, and just over £1bn on the venues themselves. Winning the right to host London 2012 Olympics was a major boost to the UK construction industry.
The overwhelming success of the London Olympics was a boost for the whole UK, but importantly it proved one thing: the UK construction industry can be relied upon to deliver world-class infrastructure on time, and on budget.
On the back of this success, the UK has hosted either a World Cup, World Championship or Commonwealth Games every single year since 2012, and in December 2017, Birmingham was officially named as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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