“Birmingham is a superb location and a city that is going from strength to strength.  It has a proud history of achievements and over the years it has hosted a number of very successful internationally renowned events. The Commonwealth Games would be a great opportunity to welcome athletes and visitors from around the globe and showcase our world-class facilities.

“The city is multi-cultural, warm and welcoming with a can do attitude. It has been the home of many sporting greats and is looking forward with ambitious visionary plans. Sport is a fantastic catalyst for bringing communities together and inspiring the next generation. Hosting the prestigious Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 would open up new opportunities and create a lasting legacy for the future.”