“It is no coincidence that the US Track and Field team is returning to train in Birmingham ahead of the World Athletics Championships 2017. We had a great experience of the city ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. The training facilities are excellent; Alexander Stadium is the spiritual home of athletics in the UK; and the welcome and support we get from ‘The City of Running’ is exceptional. We wish Birmingham well in its quest to be the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.”