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Category: Commonwealth Games 2022

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Birmingham scraps single-site athletes’ village plan for Commonwealth Games

Coronavirus pandemic has forced change of planThree sites to be used instead of Perry Barr facilityOrganisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are no longer planning to use a single-site athletes’ village.The accommodation facility was set …

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Athletes will not be punished for activism at Commonwealth Games 2022

Competitors can take the knee at Birmingham Games‘We need solutions that don’t build walls but bridges’Commonwealth Games authorities have promised not to ban or punish any athlete at Birmingham 2022 who takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matte…

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Sotherton fears fixture pile-up will deny Asher-Smith Commonwealth treble

Team England’s new leader says sprinter will be ‘selective’Three major championships within five-week spell in 2022The pile-up of championships in 2022 could rob the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham of some of its biggest stars and will make it impossi…

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Birmingham 2022 organisers want calendar fix to ensure GB stars compete

Birmingham 2022 organisers want help from governing bodiesCommonwealth Games and world championships may collideOrganisers of the Commonwealth Games have urged the governing bodies of athletics and swimming to find a way to ensure that Dina Asher-Smith…

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Birmingham 2022 shooting and archery to take place six months early in India

Commonwealth Games Federation approve controversial move India had threatened to boycott if shooting was droppedA move to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games archery and shooting competitions in India, six months before Birmingham host the rest of the Ga…

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Shooting fiasco makes the Commonwealth Games look silly once again

The organisers of Birmingham 2022 dropped the sport from the schedule but have now reinstated it, 7,000km away in IndiaJon Oliver, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, runs an occasional series called How Is This Still A Thing? Over the years he has done…

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India could host shooting and archery for 2022 Commonwealth Games

• Proposal by India would avert possible boycott by country• Events would take place months before Birmingham GamesIndia could host shooting and archery events ahead of the main 2022 Commonwealth Games starting in Birmingham. The Commonwealth Games Fed…

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Government steps in to try to avoid India Commonwealth Games boycott

• Sports minister Nigel Adams suggests separate shooting event• India unhappy after shooting not chosen as one of the 19 sportsThe government has intervened in an attempt to stop India boycotting the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in protest aft…

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Birmingham gets ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Locals in host city have concerns any benefits will be short term, while others are optimistic the event will unite everyoneIn the summer of 2022, thousands of athletes, officials and fans from more than 70 nations and territories will descend on Birmi…