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90 Days to Go for Birmingham Commonwealth Games

There are 90 days to go for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Birmingham from July 28-August 8.

Birmingham 2022 is the biggest multi-sport event to be held in the UK since the London Olympics in 2012. It is also the largest event ever to be held in the West Midlands region of England.

The Games will officially begin on 28 July with the opening ceremony at the newly-transformed Alexander Stadium. The sporting action will start the next day with medal sessions on the first day confirmed for swimming, track cycling, gymnastics and triathlon, all sports in which the host nation has reigning Commonwealth champions.

The 12-day sports event is expected to attract more than 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories. They will compete in 19 different sports and eight Para sports.

Boxing will be hosted at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC)’s Hall 4, with a state-of-the-art boxing training venue already in place, providing athletes with elite boxing rings, training equipment and recovery areas. 

According to the competition schedule, boxing contests will be held every day from July 29 to August 7, except on August 5. The finals of the different weight categories will be held on August 7.

“In 2022 Birmingham will open its doors to visitors, athletes, team officials and media from across the globe to view some of the best sporting and cultural events that have ever been hosted across Birmingham and the West Midlands region,” said a spokesperson for Birmingham City Council, as reported by PR Week.

Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive at Birmingham City Council, said recently: “We’ve come so far over the last four years since Birmingham was named as Proud Host City for the Commonwealth Games.

“The hard work put in by everyone involved is clear to see and the finishing touches are now being made to ensure the city and wider region are a perfect platform to bring people together for the biggest event to be staged in our history.

“This is our chance to be bold and deliver a golden decade of opportunities for Birmingham.”

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