“The University of Birmingham offers its wholehearted support to the city’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.  The exceptional cultural, social and religious diversity of the city and the international links of its citizens mirror the global reach of the Commonwealth, while the variety of its educational institutions can ensure that the city and its region derive the maximum benefit from hosting the Games, for example through the University’s research into the legacies of major sporting events and into the participation of minority groups in sports.”