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Birmingham set to be confirmed as host for 2022 Commonwealth Games

• Formal announcement expected on Thursday morning
• Durban stripped of Games in March because of financial difficulties

Birmingham is set to be confirmed as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Games were originally awarded to Durban in 2015 but the South African city was stripped of them in March after running into financial difficulties. That prompted an abridged bidding contest that soon came down to a head-to-head race for British government backing between Birmingham and Liverpool, which was won by the West Midlands city in September.

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