“Standing in the heart of the UK, Birmingham is an inclusive and accessible destination. Its community gives the city its individual energy and vibrancy and this, coupled with the enthusiastic and hard-working culture that runs throughout, provides the perfect backdrop for a wholly successful event.

“It is clear that Birmingham 2022 will regenerate the city in a manner that is transformative to its socio-economic status, not only during the Games, but into Birmingham’s future.

“Therefore we see it as only fitting that this vibrant city should be the place that brings together our Commonwealth.”