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An unrivalled Summer of sport

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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.

Mascot Maker Wanted - Competition Now Closed!

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Two Years To Go - New Venue Announced

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United by Birmingham 2022

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The Countdown Is On

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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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Creating an average of

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18th Sep 2020

£600,000 awarded to West Midlands arts projects

A share of £600,000 has been awarded to three West Midlands organisations to create inclusive arts and cultural projects linked to the Commonwealth Games.

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1st Sep 2020

Over 40 United by Birmingham Projects

Several new projects have joined our community programme, United by Birmingham 2022. This brings to the total to 42.

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26th Aug 2020

Sun, Sand and Smithfield

In less than two years, thousands of tonnes of golden sand will be shipped into Birmingham, as beach volleyball comes to the Commonwealth Games for the second time.

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3×3 Basketball

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

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Aquatics

The new Sandwell Aquatics Centre will play host to relays, medleys and individual swimming events as well as jaw-dropping dives from the 10m platform...

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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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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

Watch cyclists reach break-neck speeds as they tackle the velodrome, roads and demanding off-road trails...

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Gymnastics

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

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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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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

Calling on every fibre of muscle, the Commonwealth’s strongest men and women will attempt to perform their most impressive, vein-popping lifts...

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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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