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The games for every broad street dancer and every world-class performer

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (28 July to 8 August) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the West Midlands on the global stage.

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Timeline

See the preparations unfold as we prepare to host the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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April 2018

Goodbye Gold Coast

Gold Coast closing ceremony and handover to Birmingham

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June 2019

Commonwealth Games Bill

Introduced to the House of Lords

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July 2019

Start the countdown

Three years to go celebration

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August 2019

New Sports Announced

Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history

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Q1 2020

United By Birmingham 2022

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Q1 2020

Construction commences

at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

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Q2 2020

Construction Commences

at Alexander Stadium

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July 2020

Virtual Mascot Summit

to launch the #MascotMaker design competition

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July 2020

2 Years to Go

New Venue: Smithfield

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Q3 2021

Volunteering launch

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Q3 2021

365 days to go

One year to go celebration

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Q3 2021

Ticket sales launch

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Q1 2022

Alexander Stadium completion

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Q1 2022

Sandwell Aquatics Centre completion

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28 July 2022

Opening ceremony

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8 August 2022

Closing ceremony

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21st Oct 2020

More Medals For Women

Birmingham 2022 will make global sport history by becoming the first ever major multi-sport event to award more medals to women than men.

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20th Oct 2020

Celebrating Women in Sport

As the Games for everyone, we are developing a programme that puts women’s and para sport centre stage.

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19th Oct 2020

Carnival of Joy

Join our carnival of joy! Stars of sport and culture come together for Birmingham 2022.

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Aquatics – Diving

From the 1m springboard to the imposing 10m platform, divers from across the Commonwealth will demonstrate control, poise, flexibility and precision.

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Aquatics – Swimming

The four strokes of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly will showcase the diversity of individual swimmers, including some of the Commonwealth’s finest para swimmers who will showcase dynamic strength and technique.

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Athletics

Throwers, jumpers and sprinters put their bodies and minds to the test in this classic event...

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Badminton

This is the fastest racket sport in the world, where athletes need speed, power and agility in order to win…

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Basketball 3×3

Feel the frenetic energy of 3X3 Basketball where teamwork, tactics and athleticism converge during one intense 10 minute period...

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Beach Volleyball

See teams desperately fight to keep the ball off the ground in this energetic sand soaked tournament...

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Boxing

Witness contenders maintain focus, speed and composure through powerful bouts of boxing...

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Cricket T20

Women from across the Commonwealth will step up to bat, field and bowl in what promises to be one of the crowning jewels of Birmingham 2022.

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Cycling – Mountain Bike

Thundering around an incredibly challenging off-road course, the mountain bike competition will take place at the renowned Cannock Chase Forest.

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Cycling – Road Cycling

Powering along West Midland roads, this two-wheeled time trial will see athletes pushed to the very edge of their physical and psychological limits.

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Cycling – Track

The sleek, polished walls of the velodrome allow powerful cyclists and para-cyclists to reach eye-watering speeds.

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Gymnastics – Artistic

In an incredible display of human performance, watch the Commonwealth’s most talented gymnasts execute routines in the discipline of Artistic Gymnastics

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Gymnastics – Rhythmic

In an incredible display of human performance, watch the Commonwealth’s most talented gymnasts execute routines in disciplines of Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Hockey

Players display heroic determination in this strategic field sport as they enter into ferocious tackles and intercept powerful passes...

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Judo

Explosive athletes throw their way to victory in this iconic martial arts event...

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Lawn bowls

Sharp shooting bowlers vie for position as they attempt to topple their opponents to be closest to the jack...

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Netball

With meticulously planned formations and astute tactics, this tournament of netball promises to be full of energy, teamwork and tension...

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Para Powerlifting

Para Powerlifting represents the ultimate test of upper body strength, with competitors often lifting more than three times their own body weight.

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Rugby Sevens

Watch this rapid paced showdown where teams of seven rugby players go head-to-head over two seven minute halves...

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Squash

One of the most intensely demanding racket sports in the Games. Athletes will need stamina and power if they want to beat their opponents...

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Table tennis

Incredible focus and coordination is on show as singles, doubles and teams try to dominate opponents in explosive, fast-paced game-play...

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Triathlon

This punishing endurance event will see athletes swim, cycle and run as they battle against the clock in a race to the podium...

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Weightlifting

Tension builds as athletes work their way through increasingly unmanageable weights in this display of super-human strength.

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Wheelchair Basketball 3×3

This is sport of skill and physicality where teams block, steal and rebound their way to ultimate victory.

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Wrestling

A display of strategy and technique will unfold as opponents grapple, throw and pin their way to victory…

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