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Support a UK city to bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

We will support a UK city in making a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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The Commonwealth Games is a sports event open to competitors from any country in the Commonwealth. The Games take place every four years, with different cities from around the world bidding years in advance to serve as host.

This policy is a promise for the government to support a city from the UK to become the host for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Durban, in South Africa, was initially chosen as host city for the 2022 Games, but was forced to withdraw because of “financial constraints”. Birmingham put forward a bid to take over hosting duties, and there was also a joint bid from Liverpool and Manchester.

In September 2017, Birmingham was announced as the UK’s official candidate city to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Karen Bradley, then Culture Secretary, said:

Birmingham’s bid has the backing of the government and our focus now is to work alongside Birmingham’s excellent bid team and Commonwealth Games England…”

The Interim Leader of Birmingham City Council also said:

“We have worked closely with the DCMS [Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport] and the Treasury to create a compelling, compliant and value for money bid for Birmingham to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.”

Birmingham went on to win the bid and is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The government gave official backing to Birmingham’s successful host city bid, so this policy is definitely ‘done’.

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