Sandwell announces preferred site for Aquatics Centre

Sandwell Council today (23 January 2018) announced Londonderry Playing Fields, Smethwick as its preferred site for the new build Aquatics Centre that will host Swimming, Para Swimming and Diving for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Best of British business backs Birmingham’s 2022 bid as city reveals Business Expo 2022 plans

The Birmingham 2022 bid team has unveiled its plans to showcase the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, as part of its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Business Expo 2022, and the associated five-year Enterprise and Industry Programme building up to it, would form a key part of the legacy left by a Birmingham Games. 

In addition to showcasing the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, Business Expo 2022 will create inter-connecting opportunities between Commonwealth nations and key global markets from the USA, Middle East, China and non-Brexit Europe.

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Stars of screen and sport back the Birmingham 2022 Bid

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The stars highlight the city’s diversity and energy, ability to host major events, amazing crowd support and sporting facilities as key reasons to bring the Games to Birmingham.

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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay visited Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022.

Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events featured in the Queen’s Baton Relay visit and there were opportunities for the public to see the Baton and Olympic and Paralympic medallists, Commonwealth Games Champions and World Champions escorting it.

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