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Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Nathasha De Alwis

Birmingham was chosen as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organisers announced yesterday, December 21 with the Midlands city being the only bidder.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin announced the decision at a press conference in the city.“We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today’s announcement – it is a defining moment for this truly Commonwealth city.” – Louise Martin

Birmingham was chosen as Britain’s candidate city in September, beating a rival bid from Liverpool and receiving UK government backing.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from April 4.

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