The Organising Committee of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We pay tribute to her life of service and her commitment to the Commonwealth and its shared values. The Queen was a staunch supporter of the Games throughout her reign, which encompassed 18 editions from Vancouver in 1954 to Birmingham in 2022, and her passing will be mourned by participants and supporters across the world.

John Crabtree OBE, Chair, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee