|England Hockey Board launch bid to host 2014 World Cup|
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:41
The England Hockey Board has teamed up with boxing promoter Frank Warren to launch a bid to host the 2014 men's and women's World Cup.
If the bid is successful, it will be the first international event to be held at the Olympic Park after the London 2012 Games.
Warren said: "I am delighted to add my weight to this impressive bid. I have promoted many great championship events here in London and this is going to be one of the most exciting."
Chief executive of the England Hockey Board, Sally Munday, added: "The EHB's desire to host the 2014 World Cups is part of a long-term strategy to help drive up the profile of our sport across the UK.
"Hosting the 2014 World Cups would provide another opportunity to engage with the 630,000 hockey ticket holders from London 2012 and we are working with the hockey community to prepare for a real increase in participation in our sport."
England last hosted a World Cup in 1986, when the men's tournament was held in north-west London.