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27th July 2020

Celebrating 2 Years to Go

We're are marking this major milestone on the countdown to the Games by unveiling the location of the 3x3 basketball and beach volleyball competitions.

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22nd September 2020

Final Call for Local Businesses to Apply for ICLP

Businesses from diverse communities in the West Midlands are being encouraged to apply to the Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme.

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18th September 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 September 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.

Several new projects have joined our community programme, United by…

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26th August 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.

In less than two years, thousands of tonnes of golden…

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26th August 2020

700 Days To Go

It feels a long time since we’ve enjoyed the thrill of watching live sport, so to mark 700 days to go until Birmingham 2022, we’re taking a look at iconic celebrations!

It feels a long time since we’ve enjoyed the thrill…

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26th August 2020

Games Time Training Venues

To help athletes deliver their best during the competition, they need the right training facilities to fine-tune their last-minute preparations.

To help athletes deliver their best during the competition, they…

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18th August 2020

All You Need To Know About 3×3 Basketball

3x3 basketball is played with just one hoop on one half-court. Fuelled with a fast-paced energy, the game lasts for only ten minutes.

3x3 basketball is played with just one hoop on one…

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11th August 2020

Birmingham 2022 will use multi-site Athlete Villages

Athletes and team officials will be housed in three ‘campus’ villages at The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and The NEC Hotel Campus.

Athletes and team officials will be housed in three ‘campus’…

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11th August 2020

The Pre-Games Training Camp Search has started

The search for local areas and facilities to host pre-games training camps has officially begun.

The search for local areas and facilities to host pre-games…

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7th August 2020

The NBA All Star bringing B-ball to B-town

When Hakeem ‘The Dream’ came to the 3x3 basketball announcement at Smithfield the excitement was palpable.

When Hakeem ‘The Dream’ came to the 3x3 basketball announcement…

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24th July 2020

History of Commonwealth Games Mascots

Take a whistle-stop tour through some of the Commonwealth Games' previous mascot and see how they've evolved over the years.

Take a whistle-stop tour through some of the Commonwealth Games'…

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19th July 2020

How to design a West Midlands-inspired mascot

The Birmingham 2022 mascot will be a global icon for the Games. And so, of course, needs to highlight everything that is brilliant about Birmingham and the West Midlands! 

The Birmingham 2022 mascot will be a global icon for…

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17th July 2020

What did we find at the world’s first virtual mascot summit?

Our search to find a ‘Mascot Maker’ kicked off with the world’s-first ‘Virtual Mascot Summit’!

Our search to find a ‘Mascot Maker’ kicked off with…

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15th July 2020

Our nationwide search to find a ‘Mascot Maker’

We’re inviting children aged five to 15 to get creative and submit their very own mascot design for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

We’re inviting children aged five to 15 to get creative…

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13th July 2020

Sunset+Vine announced as Host Broadcaster

The world-leading sports broadcast production company Sunset+Vine has been appointed as Host Broadcaster for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The world-leading sports broadcast production company Sunset+Vine has been appointed…

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10th July 2020

An open letter from Ian Reid, CEO Birmingham 2022

An open letter from Ian Reid, CEO Birmingham 2022 “Racism, discrimination, and intolerance of any kind is abhorrent. It has no place in society, or the Commonwealth Games."

An open letter from Ian Reid, CEO Birmingham 2022 “Racism,…

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19th June 2020

New Projects Join United by Birmingham 2022

More projects have been added to our official community programme, almost trebling the number of initiatives that are part of United by Birmingham 2022.

More projects have been added to our official community programme,…

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11th June 2020

Birmingham 2022 Makes 24-Hour Move to Add to Unrivalled Summer of Sport

Today we have announced a 24-hour change in start date for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. This means that our event will now begin on 28 July 2022, and runs through to 8 August 2022.

Today we have announced a 24-hour change in start date…

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10th June 2020

Opportunity to Acquire Rights to Birmingham 2022 Official Merchandise

Businesses are being invited to take part in the process of acquiring licensing and merchandising rights to produce and sell official Birmingham 2022 and Commonwealth Sport branded products.

Businesses are being invited to take part in the process…

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9th June 2020

Sarah Rennie Outlines Birmingham 2022’s Commitment to Accessibility

Sarah Rennie is working closely with our team and its partners, to help make this the most accessible Commonwealth Games in history.

Sarah Rennie is working closely with our team and its…

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5th June 2020

Dinner With Strangers – The virtual event that sparked new friendships 

Dinner with Strangers aimed to bring people together during a time of separation. Not only did it do just that, but it ignited new friendships across the entire region.

Dinner with Strangers aimed to bring people together during a…

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3rd June 2020

Dinner With Strangers – Home Games in Birmingham

Dinner With Strangers is all about bringing people together ahead of Birmingham 2022, so we asked gymnasts Mimi-Isabella Cesar and Dom Cunningham to take part.

Dinner With Strangers is all about bringing people together ahead…

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2nd June 2020

Nicola Turner Appointed as Director of Legacy

Nicola Turner MBE started her new role last month as Director of Legacy and will lead the planning and delivery of all legacy programmes associated with Birmingham 2022.

Nicola Turner MBE started her new role last month as…

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29th May 2020

Dinner with Strangers – Coping with Lockdown

The pandemic has been an unsettling and difficult time, but it’s also been a chance to try something new – like Dinner with Strangers!Dinner

The pandemic has been an unsettling and difficult time, but…

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21st May 2020

Looking After Your Mind & Body in Lockdown

Team England gold-medallist Ama Agbeze shares secrets from professional sport that are helping her during the COVID-19 outbreak

Team England gold-medallist Ama Agbeze shares secrets from professional sport…

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15th May 2020

Team England Athletes Design Their Own Kit

This week, 23 elite English athletes, representing 17 of the 19 Birmingham 2022 sports have come together, virtually, to help design the kit they’ll be wearing to compete in a couple of years time.

This week, 23 elite English athletes, representing 17 of the…

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6th May 2020

Dinner with Strangers

Dinner with Strangers will pair up 44 individuals to share their lockdown experiences and explore their similarities and differences, virtually.

Dinner with Strangers will pair up 44 individuals to share…

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5th May 2020

Local Businesses Will Help Us Deliver Our Marketing & Communication Campaigns

We're delighted that we've been able to draw on local talent to recruit eight organisations from within the West Midlands region to support our marketing and communications activity.

We're delighted that we've been able to draw on local…

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6th April 2020

Connecting Communities Programme – Sense

Ama talks with Steph from Sense, a national disability charity about their Connecting Communities programme.

Ama talks with Steph from Sense, a national disability charity…

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1st April 2020

School Engagement Canal Clean Up Programme – WASUP

Ama and Prof Rashid discuss WASUP's 2022 challenge and how this will help to tidy up the region and bring school children together.

Ama and Prof Rashid discuss WASUP's 2022 challenge and how…

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27th March 2020

Group Sessions – GoodGym

Ama talks with Ivo Gormley about GoodGym's group sessions, which bring people together to exercise and serve the community.

Ama talks with Ivo Gormley about GoodGym's group sessions, which…

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24th March 2020

Community Activity and Wellbeing Programme – Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust's Community Activity and Wellbeing programme combines improving the waterways to benefit everyone, whilst bringing people together to develop a sense of pride and community.

The Canal & River Trust's Community Activity and Wellbeing programme…

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21st March 2020

Food Taste & Talk Pots – Bringing Hope

Ama talks with Robin from Bringing Hope about their Food Taste & Talk Pots initiative, which aims to use Caribbean cuisine to engage with local people.

Ama talks with Robin from Bringing Hope about their Food…

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19th March 2020

Birmingham 2022 Countdown Clock

We thought we’d take this opportunity to share with you some facts about the clock, which now has pride of place in Centenary Square, in front of the Library of Birmingham.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to share with you…

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17th March 2020

United By Birmingham 2022 Launch Day

Community programme, United by Birmingham 2022, launched at the beginning of March 2022 with a group of people representing each of our twelve founding projects.

Community programme, United by Birmingham 2022, launched at the beginning…

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9th March 2020

Birmingham 2022 Countdown Clock Revealed

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has signed a partnership agreement with Longines for the next three editions of the Commonwealth Games, starting with Birmingham 2022.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has signed a partnership agreement…

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4th March 2020

We’re Launching Our Community Programme – United By Birmingham 2022

Today we’re launching our new community programme - United by Birmingham 2022!

Today we’re launching our new community programme - United by…

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27th February 2020

Major Construction Work at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre Site

Major construction is now underway on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre. What will be a state-of-the-art venue is being built to host swimming and diving at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Major construction is now underway on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.…

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26th February 2020

Gi Group Announced As Our Official Recruiter

To help with us find over 1,000 people to join the team at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we've appointed Gi Group as our official recruitment partner.

To help with us find over 1,000 people to join…

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24th February 2020

£600,000 Challenge Fund for West Midlands’ arts and cultural programmes unveiled

We’ve partnered with Spirit of 2012 to create a new £600,000 West Midlands Challenge Fund. The fund will award three to four grants, ranging from £150,000 to £200,000, to local organisations.

We’ve partnered with Spirit of 2012 to create a new…

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11th February 2020

Birmingham 2022 Strengthen Legacy Planning with Five New Appointments

We’ve appointed five people from Birmingham and the West Midlands to our Legacy and Benefits (LAB) Committee.

We’ve appointed five people from Birmingham and the West Midlands…

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31st January 2020

Exciting Developments at Alexander Stadium as Revamp Plans Receive Approval

It has been announced that the proposed plans to enhance the existing Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr have been approved.

It has been announced that the proposed plans to enhance…

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30th January 2020

Call for Local Businesses to Apply for Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme

Games will benefit Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK through job creation, business and trade opportunities, and tourism Budget is split 75% / 25% between central government and Birmingham City Council and partners

Games will benefit Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK…

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13th January 2020

2022 Festival Announcement

Martin Green CBE has been asked by government to develop plans to curate, manage, and promote a UK-wide festival in 2022.

Martin Green CBE has been asked by government to develop…

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6th January 2020

New community programme coming soon

A new Birmingham 2022 Community Programme will be launched in the Spring of 2020.

A new Birmingham 2022 Community Programme will be launched in…

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20th December 2019

A year of progress for Birmingham 2022

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s the perfect chance for us to reflect on our work this year and look forward to an exciting 2020.

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s the perfect chance…

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6th December 2019

The Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission

The Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission has underlined their confidence that Birmingham 2022 will deliver a fantastic Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission has underlined their confidence…

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31st October 2019

1,000 days to go until Birmingham 2022

The countdown continues as we mark 1,000 days to go until the opening ceremony of Birmingham 2022.

The countdown continues as we mark 1,000 days to go…

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24th October 2019

Delivering Social Value

Our focus on sustainability, health and well-being, inclusivity, human rights and local benefit.

Our focus on sustainability, health and well-being, inclusivity, human rights…

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18th October 2019

World-class line-up announced for Birmingham 2022 Athletes’ Advisory Committee

Birmingham 2022 unveils the members of its newly formed Athletes’ Advisory Committee.

Birmingham 2022 unveils the members of its newly formed Athletes’…

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15th October 2019

Finding Common Ground across the West Midlands

In three years’ time Birmingham and the West Midlands will host the Commonwealth Games, and communities from across the region will play a key role in shaping this story.

In three years’ time Birmingham and the West Midlands will…

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2nd October 2019

Calling Marketing & Creative Services Suppliers

We have launched the next phase of procurement to secure marketing and creative services.

We have launched the next phase of procurement to secure…

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3rd September 2019

Birmingham 2022 rewards netball’s success with move to larger venue

We’re delighted to announce a change in venue for netball, following the recent growth in popularity of the sport.

We’re delighted to announce a change in venue for netball,…

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19th August 2019

Gowling WLG announced as Official Legal Advisers and first sponsor for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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13th August 2019

Birmingham 2022 set for largest ever female and para-sport programme in Commonwealth Games in history

Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history after Women’s T20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis were confirmed for the next Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female…

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30th July 2019

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Shooting

A statement from Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer for Birmingham 2022

A statement from Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer for Birmingham…

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24th July 2019

Birmingham 2022 unveils its vision and new brand identity

To mark the milestone of three years to go, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has unveiled its new brand identity which underpins its vision to create a ‘Games for everyone’.

To mark the milestone of three years to go, the…

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25th June 2019

£778M investment in Birmingham and the West Midlands to deliver 2022 Commonwealth Games

Games will benefit Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK through job creation, business and trade opportunities, and tourism Budget is split 75% / 25% between central government and Birmingham City Council and partners

Games will benefit Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK…

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20th June 2019

Three new sports proposed for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Women’s T20 cricket is one of three new sports that could be added to the programme of events at Birmingham 2022, after proposals were given approval by the Commonwealth Games Federation’s Executive Board.

Women’s T20 cricket is one of three new sports that…

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8th June 2019

Work to prepare the site of the new Sandwell Aquatics centre to start in June

Work to clear and prepare the site of the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, which will host the swimming and diving events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, will start in the next few weeks.

Work to clear and prepare the site of the Sandwell…

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