“I’m delighted to be backing Birmingham’s bid: this young, diverse, energetic, creative city is brilliantly placed to welcome the fantastic athletes and host a world-class Games.  Here at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra we believe strongly in outstanding performance, hard work, inspiring young people and working together as a team to achieve great things: so we recognise the great skill and dedication that the Commonwealth’s athletes will bring to Birmingham in 2022, and we look forward to cheering them on!”