The Birmingham Commonwealth Games Act has now received Royal Assent (on 25th June 2020). It contains a number of essential, temporary measures which all have precedence in previous legislation for major sporting events.
The Act will help to deliver a successful Games in 2022 by ensuring that:
- Unauthorised sales of Games tickets are prohibited
- Transport around Games’ locations flows effectively
- Commercial rights are robustly protected
- The Government’s funding of the Games complies with financial propriety rules
The full details of the Act and its progress through Parliament can be found here.
Following the passage of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Act, new protections have been put in place which prohibit unauthorised associations with the Games, and which prevent ambush marketing by third parties who are not officially associated with and/or who are not sponsors/partners of the Games. It also prevents any unauthorised advertising in, and in the vicinity of, Games locations, the details of which will be set out in regulations by Government.
You can find out more information regarding these protections below.