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2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games come to Birmingham this mid-year with a festival of sport on offer. Except for interference during World War II, the Commonwealth Games have occurred every four years beginning around 1930 – and athletes from 72 nations are heading to the showpiece in Birmingham in 2022.

There will be 286 sessions across 11 days in the UK city, covering 19 sports from 3×3 ball to basketball to mixed synchronized diving.

The Maldives is the freshest entrant on the countries list, taking on the runaway most successful country throughout the entire history of the Games, Australia, as well as hosts England and any semblance of Canada, India, and Kenya.

Where are the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

At the point when it previously planned its bidding course in 2016, Birmingham, England had been focusing on the 2026 Games. That changed when Durban, South Africa was deprived of the showpiece in March 2017 in the wake of neglecting to comply with financial deadlines.

Liverpool likewise communicated an interest, and the UK government chose to back the Birmingham bid, which hit a hitch when the federation behind the Games proclaimed its arrangement”not fully compliant” and expanded a deadline for potential opponent offers.

The West Midlands city at last won, winning a commendation for the variety of a nearby populace containing individuals beginning from all of the Commonwealth member leagues.

There are 16 venues hosting events, including the flagship setting the Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, which will have a limit of around 30,000 thanks to transitory seating and has been refurbished at an expense of £72 million ($87.8 million).

The field in neighboring city Coventry will host judo and wrestling, and the glorious Cannock Chase Forest is a picturesque backdrop for cycling.

The Sandwell Aquatics Center will put on the pool events, and the famous Edgbaston Stadium – most popular as the home of Warwickshire – will invite T20 cricket.

When is the 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony?

Up to a billion people are supposed to tune in while the opening ceremony n happens at a full-limit Alexander Stadium on July 28, managed by Games Creative Director Iqbal Khan.

The ceremony will happen 10 years and a day after the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with a double-cross British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winner Hamish Hamilton as broadcast director.

Steven Knight, the creator of the hit Birmingham-set TV series Peaky Blinders, is likewise important for a team featuring award-winning writer Maeve Clarke and rapper Joshua ‘RTKal’ Holness.

Alexander Stadium will likewise host the end ceremony on August 8, which is being portrayed as an “emotional and exciting” event honoring international sport and “the pride and passion that comes with representing one’s country”.

Games chief creative officer Martin Green has promised CGI, special effects, and more. “The core creative team assembled to imagine the Opening Ceremony is drawn from a diverse range of disciplines, from theatre to literature, TV to stage production,” he said.

Which new sports are in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Women’s T20 Cricket is one of three new sports blazing a Commonwealth Games trail in Birmingham, which has the perfect venue in Edgbaston, an arena with a set of experiences extending as far as possible back to 1882.

While cricket has a long and captivating history nearby, beach volleyball is less promptly connected with the urbanity of Birmingham, which ought to make its attendance at the Games a convincing curiosity.

The sport will have a home at the Smithfield Market site, which was initially opened on the site of a demolished manor house in 1817 and cleared 101 years after the fact as a component of a £1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) recovery project.

Smithfield will likewise host the basketball 3×3 competitions and seat up to 4,000 onlookers, and another new sport, para table tennis, will occur at the National Exhibition Center (NEC).

The 71 Commonwealth Games Associations voted by the necessary larger part to acknowledge the proposition for the three new sports in 2019, and one fascinating outcome will witness two additional women’s medal events than men’s at the Games – breaking the record set at Gold Coast 2018.

Are there any para events in the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

The consideration of para table tennis gives the Games more para-sports than any past Commonwealth Games, featuring eight para-sports altogether.

Para powerlifting will likewise happen at the NEC, and para track events will occur at the Lee Valley Velopark – the London velodrome that staged the 2012 Olympic track cycling contest.

The 19th-century Victoria Park, which is in the town of Leamington Spa and hosts the Bowls England National Championships, will be the setting for para lawn bowls, and the 2,400-acre Sutton Park puts on the triathlon events.

Team England star Ross Wilson is understandably thrilled about the consideration of table tennis, calling it “brilliant” and looking forward to a safeguard of his 2018 title which he hopes to be “special” before a home crowd.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games full event schedule

EventDates
Athletics – MarathonJuly 30
Athletics & Para AthleticsAugust 2-7
Aquatics – Swimming & Para SwimmingJuly 29 – August 3
Aquatics – DivingAugust 4-8
BadmintonJuly 29 – August 8
Basketball 3×3 & Wheelchair Basketball 3×3July 29 – August 2
Beach VolleyballJuly 30 – August 7
BoxingJuly 29 – August 4; 6-7
CricketJuly 29-31; August 2-4; 6-7
Cycling – Mountain BikeAugust 3
Cycling – Road RaceAugust 7
Cycling – Time TrialAugust 4
Cycling – Track & Para TrackJuly 29 – August 1
Gymnastics – ArtisticJuly 29 – August 2
Gymnastics – RhythmicAugust 4-6
HockeyJuly 29 – August 8
JudoAugust 1-3
Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn BowlsJuly 29 – August 6
NetballJuly 29 – August 7
Para PowerliftingAugust 4
Rugby SevensJuly 29-31
SquashJuly 29 – August 8
Table Tennis & Para Table TennisJuly 29 – August 8
Triathlon & Para TriathlonJuly 29, 31
WeightliftingJuly 30 – August 3
WrestlingAugust 5-6
Opening CeremonyJuly 28
Closing CeremonyAugust 8

What TV channel and live stream is the 2022 Commonwealth Games on?

CountryTV channel
UKBBC TV, Radio, iPlayer
CanadaDAZN (online only)
AustraliaChannel 7, 7Plus
India

Which countries are participating in the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

  1. Anguilla
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Australia
  4. Bahamas
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Barbados
  7. Belize
  8. Bermuda
  9. Botswana
  10. British Virgin Islands
  11. Brunei
  12. Cameroon
  13. Canada
  14. Cayman Islands
  15. Cook Islands
  16. Cyprus
  17. Dominica
  18. England
  19. Eswatini
  20. Falkland Islands
  21. Fiji
  22. Ghana
  23. Gibraltar
  24. Grenada
  25. Guernsey
  26. Guyana
  27. India
  28. Isle of Man
  29. Jamaica
  30. Jersey
  31. Kenya
  32. Kiribati
  33. Lesotho
  34. Malawi
  35. Malaysia
  36. Maldives
  37. Malta
  38. Mauritius
  39. Montserrat
  40. Mozambique
  41. Namibia
  42. Nauru
  43. New Zealand
  44. Nigeria
  45. Niue
  46. Norfolk Island
  47. Northern Ireland
  48. Pakistan
  49. Papua New Guinea
  50. Rwanda
  51. Samoa
  52. Scotland
  53. Seychelles
  54. Sierra Leone
  55. Singapore
  56. Solomon Islands
  57. South Africa
  58. Sri Lanka
  59. St Helena
  60. St Kitts and Nevis
  61. St Lucia
  62. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  63. Tanzania
  64. The Gambia
  65. Tonga
  66. Trinidad and Tobago
  67. Turks and Caicos Islands
  68. Tuvalu
  69. Uganda
  70. Vanuatu
  71. Wales
  72. Zambia

How to buy Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets

Tickets for the Games are presently open to the general public, beginning at £8 (under $10) for kids and £15 (around $18) for adults.

Organizers are publicizing the accessibility of £22 (around $27) tickets for every event, and free review is accessible for the marathon, cycling road race, cycling time trial, triathlon, and cycling mountain bike events.

Tickets are accessible from the official Birmingham 2022 website.

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