Birmingham named as 2022 Commonwealth Games host city

• Games to be held in England for first time since 2002
• Cost of holding the event expected to be around £750m

Birmingham has been confirmed as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, bringing the multi-sport event to England for the first time since Manchester hosted the 2002 Games.

Louise Martin, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, made the official announcement at a press conference at the Arena Academy in the city on Thursday morning.

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