SportingCAPITAL was launched in April 2017 to provide a sporting snapshot of the greatest sporting capital in the world.

"London" is the home of football (Wembley), the home of cricket (Lord's), the home of rugby union (Twickenham) and the home of tennis (Wimbledon, as well as hosting three Olympic Games (1908 - 1948 and 2016)

It boasts the most famous sporting venue in the world, the Oval, venue of the first FA Cup final (Wanderers v Royal Engineers), the first football international (Scotland v England), the first rugby union international (England v Scotland) and the first Test match (England v Australia).

London is not a City that lives in the past. The new Wembley opened its doors in 2007 in time for the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United after six finals in Cardiff. The original Wembley not only hosted the 1948 Olympics, but every cup final from 1923 (the famous White Horse final) to 2000, Chelsea, first winners at the new Wembley, were also the last to lift the trophy in front of its famous Twin Towers.

London's sporting skyline is always changing.
Wembley, Twickenham, the Oval and Wimbledon, with its centre court roof, have all changed in recent years. Many of London's biggest football teams have been on the move - Arsenal left Highbury for the Emirates Stadium in 2006, West Ham United are now at the London Stadium (the 2016 Olympic Park) after 112 years at the Anne Boleyn Ground at Upton Park and Tottenham Hotspur made an emotional farewell to White hart Lane, their home since 1899, at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season. Spurs will spend next season at Wembley while a new stadium is being constructed.

There is always something new happening in the sporting world of London. SportingCAPITAL will bring you the highlights, the images, the stories behind the headlines and its opinion on the issues and controversies of the day