“Birmingham is already home to a wealth of talented amateur sportsmen and -women, committed, experienced coaches and elite level facilities, providing a range of opportunities for both popular and niche sports – if you want to try it, play it, coach it, watch it or volunteer for it, this great city is ready to serve.

“Add to all of this the cumulative effect of bringing world-class athletes to the city for a bonanza of sport – all competing at the highest level for their respective countries – and an inspired legacy that Birmingham is primed to embrace, not just for generations to come but right from the off is guaranteed.

“A warm, welcoming and enthusiastic community expect Birmingham to be a host that serves many from the seasoned sports fan to the inquisitive and curious and everyone in between.”