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General | 22nd September 2020

Final call for local businesses to apply for Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme

Businesses from diverse communities in the West Midlands are being encouraged to apply to the Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme (ICLP) after the application deadline was extended until 30 Septem...
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Final call for local businesses to apply for Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme22/09/2020
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General | 18th September 2020

£600,000 awarded to West Midlands arts projects

A share of £600,000 has been awarded to three West Midlands organisations to create inclusive arts and cultural projects linked to the Commonwealth Games, following a collaboration between the Olympic...
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£600,000 awarded to West Midlands arts projects18/09/2020
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General | 1st September 2020

Over 40 United by Birmingham Projects

A further nine projects from organisations have been added to our community programme, United by Birmingham 2022, bringing the total to 42.
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Over 40 United by Birmingham Projects01/09/2020
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General | 11th August 2020

The pre-Games Training Camp search has started

The search for local areas and facilities to host pre-games training camps is underway.
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The pre-Games Training Camp search has started11/08/2020
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General | 11th August 2020

Birmingham 2022 will use multi-site Athlete Villages

Birmingham 2022 has announced that athletes and team officials will be housed in three ‘campus’ villages at The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and The NEC Hotel Campus.
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Birmingham 2022 will use multi-site Athlete Villages11/08/2020
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General | 28th July 2020

In exactly two years' time Birmingham 2022 will begin!

Birmingham 2022 is marking this major milestone on the countdown to the Games by unveiling Smithfield, with its impressive cityscape backdrop, as the chosen location to create two bespoke arenas side ...
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In exactly two years' time Birmingham 2022 will begin!28/07/2020
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General | 19th July 2020

How to design a West Midlands-inspired mascot

Birmingham 2022 wants to see Birmingham and the West Midlands reflected in its search for a mascot for the Games
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How to design a West Midlands-inspired mascot19/07/2020
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General | 15th July 2020

The nationwide search to find a 'Mascot Maker'

Could you design the mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?
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The nationwide search to find a 'Mascot Maker'15/07/2020
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General | 13th July 2020

Sunset+Vine announced as Host Broadcaster

The world-leading sports broadcast production company Sunset+Vine has been appointed as Host Broadcaster for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Sunset+Vine announced as Host Broadcaster13/07/2020
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General | 10th July 2020

An open letter from Ian Reid, CEO Birmingham 2022

Racism, discrimination, and intolerance of any kind is abhorrent. It has no place in society, or the Commonwealth Games.
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An open letter from Ian Reid, CEO Birmingham 202210/07/2020
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General | 11th June 2020

Opportunity to acquire rights to Birmingham 2022 official merchandise

Businesses are being invited to take part in the process of acquiring licensing and merchandising rights to produce and sell official Birmingham 2022 and Commonwealth Sport branded products in the run...
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Opportunity to acquire rights to Birmingham 2022 official merchandise11/06/2020
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General | 11th June 2020

Birmingham 2022 makes 24-hour move to add to unrivalled summer of sport

Birmingham 2022 has announced today (Thursday 11 June) a 24-hour change in start date for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 makes 24-hour move to add to unrivalled summer of sport11/06/2020
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General | 5th June 2020

The virtual event that sparked new friendships

Dinner with Strangers aimed to bring people together during a time of separation. Not only did it do just that, but it ignited new friendships across the entire region.
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The virtual event that sparked new friendships05/06/2020
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General | 3rd June 2020

Dinner with Strangers: Home Games in Birmingham

Our Dinner With Strangers project is all about bringing people from different backgrounds together ahead of Birmingham 2022, so it was only right that we brought in some sporting names to take part.
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Dinner with Strangers: Home Games in Birmingham03/06/2020
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General | 2nd June 2020

Nicola Turner appointed as Director of Legacy

Partners involved in organising the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have appointed a Director of Legacy for the major international event.
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Nicola Turner appointed as Director of Legacy02/06/2020
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General | 5th May 2020

West Midlands firms to deliver marketing & communication campaigns for B2022

We’re now able to confirm the names of the businesses we’ll be working with over the next two years to support our marketing activity, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to draw on local talent ...
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West Midlands firms to deliver marketing & communication campaigns for B202205/05/2020
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General | 4th May 2020

New City Council Programme Director for Birmingham 2022 is named

A new Programme Director has been appointed by Birmingham City Council to head-up the local authority’s involvement in the planning, preparation and delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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New City Council Programme Director for Birmingham 2022 is named04/05/2020
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General | 1st May 2020

Don't miss out on opportunity email alerts: Complete your Communication Preferences

If you want to receive email notifications about opportunities and events from us you must tell us
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Don't miss out on opportunity email alerts: Complete your Communication Preferences01/05/2020
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General | 18th March 2020

Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey

The contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium into a high-quality venue for diverse sporting, leisure, community and cultural events has been awarded by the council to McLaughlin & Harvey.
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Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey18/03/2020
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General | 17th March 2020

United By Birmingham 2022 Launch Day

On a brisk morning in early March, a group of 30 people launch United by Birmingham 2022, the community programme for Birmingham 2022.
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United By Birmingham 2022 Launch Day17/03/2020
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General | 9th March 2020

Birmingham 2022 countdown clock revealed

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has signed a partnership agreement with Longines for the next three editions of the Commonwealth Games, starting with Birmingham 2022.
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Birmingham 2022 countdown clock revealed09/03/2020
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General | 4th March 2020

United by Birmingham 2022 launch

Today we’re launching our exciting new community programme – United by Birmingham 2022!
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United by Birmingham 2022 launch04/03/2020
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General | 27th February 2020

Major construction work starts at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site

Major construction is now underway on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre. What will be a state-of-the-art venue is being built to host swimming and diving at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Major construction work starts at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site27/02/2020
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General | 24th February 2020

Spirit of 2012 and Birmingham 2022 unveil £600,000 Challenge Fund

Birmingham 2022 has partnered with Spirit of 2012 to create a new £600,000 West Midlands Challenge Fund for West Midlands’ arts and cultural programmes
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Spirit of 2012 and Birmingham 2022 unveil £600,000 Challenge Fund24/02/2020
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General | 11th February 2020

Birmingham 2022 strengthens legacy planning with five new appointments

We’ve appointed five people from Birmingham and the West Midlands to our Legacy and Benefits (LAB) Committee
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Birmingham 2022 strengthens legacy planning with five new appointments11/02/2020
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General | 31st January 2020

Exciting developments at Alexander Stadium as revamp plans are approved

It has been announced that the proposed plans to enhance the existing Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr have been approved.
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Exciting developments at Alexander Stadium as revamp plans are approved31/01/2020
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General | 30th January 2020

Call for local businesses to apply for Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme

The Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme (ICLP), a new initiative to support Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) owned businesses in bidding for and securing contracts for the Birmingham 2022 C...
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Call for local businesses to apply for Inclusive Commonwealth Legacy Programme30/01/2020
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General | 13th January 2020

2022 Festival Announcement

Martin Green CBE has been asked by government to develop plans to curate, manage, and promote a UK-wide festival in 2022.
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2022 Festival Announcement13/01/2020
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General | 6th January 2020

New Birmingham 2022 community programme coming soon

Can your community initiative help to deliver the vision and mission of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?
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New Birmingham 2022 community programme coming soon06/01/2020
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General | 20th December 2019

A year of progress for Birmingham 2022

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s the perfect chance for us to reflect on our work this year and look forward to an exciting 2020.
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A year of progress for Birmingham 202220/12/2019
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General | 6th December 2019

The Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission has underlined their confidence that Birmingham 2022 will deliver a fantastic Commonwealth Games
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The Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission06/12/2019
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General | 13th November 2019

Building work to begin on £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Major construction will begin on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the New Year.
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Building work to begin on £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre13/11/2019
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General | 31st October 2019

1,000 days to go until Birmingham 2022

The countdown continues.......
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1,000 days to go until Birmingham 202231/10/2019
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General | 24th October 2019

Birmingham 2022 delivering Social Value

The new Social Values Charter will focus on sustainability, health and well-being, inclusivity, human rights and local benefit.
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Birmingham 2022 delivering Social Value24/10/2019
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General | 18th October 2019

World-class line-up announced for Birmingham 2022 Athletes’ Advisory Committee

Sarah-Jane Perry, Katrina Hart, Alistair Brownlee, Sarah Davies, Jodie Gibson, and Tom Bosworth form advisory panel that will ensure Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has athletes’ needs at its heart...
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World-class line-up announced for Birmingham 2022 Athletes’ Advisory Committee18/10/2019
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General | 15th October 2019

Draft Games Strategic Transport Plan

The Birmingham 2022 Draft Games Strategic Transport Plan, which sets out how the region’s transport network will be managed during the Games, has been launched
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Draft Games Strategic Transport Plan15/10/2019
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General | 10th October 2019

Planning application submitted for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

Proposals for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium have been submitted to Birmingham City Council’s planning department for consideration today (10 October 2019).
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Planning application submitted for Alexander Stadium redevelopment10/10/2019
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General | 2nd October 2019

Calling marketing and creative services suppliers

Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee has launched the next phase of procurement to secure marketing and creative services that will help drive awareness of the Games over the next three years.
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Calling marketing and creative services suppliers02/10/2019
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General | 9th September 2019

Birmingham 2022 Marketing & Creative Services Supplier Briefing

Birmingham 2022 is seeking to establish a new Framework Agreement for Marketing and Creative Services, to support the delivery of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 Marketing & Creative Services Supplier Briefing09/09/2019
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General | 3rd September 2019

Culture Programme Introduction

Birmingham 2022 is hosting an open meeting for the arts and cultural community of Birmingham and the West Midlands to discuss more about the exciting plans for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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Culture Programme Introduction03/09/2019
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General | 3rd September 2019

Birmingham 2022 rewards netball’s success with move to larger venue

Birmingham 2022 is delighted to announce a change in venue for netball, following the recent growth in popularity of the sport.
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Birmingham 2022 rewards netball’s success with move to larger venue03/09/2019
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General | 19th August 2019

Gowling WLG announced as Official Legal Advisers and first sponsor for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 has announced Gowling WLG as Official Legal Advisers for the Commonwealth Games.
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Gowling WLG announced as Official Legal Advisers and first sponsor for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games19/08/2019
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General | 24th July 2019

Birmingham 2022 unveils its vision and new brand identity

To mark the milestone of three years to go, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has unveiled its new brand identity which underpins its vision to create a ‘Games for everyone’.
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Birmingham 2022 unveils its vision and new brand identity24/07/2019
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General | 5th July 2019

Celebrate three years to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Dine with Team England athletes with street food from across the Commonwealth at a free family-friendly festival of sport, food and live performances on 27 July
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Celebrate three years to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games05/07/2019
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General | 4th July 2019

Innovative community research project launch

The team behind Birmingham 2022 is dialling up the countdown to the Commonwealth Games by rolling out an art-led community research project that aims to connect communities across the West Midlands.
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Innovative community research project launch04/07/2019
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General | 26th June 2019

£778m investment into city and region to deliver Commonwealth Games

Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from a £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the government has confirmed today.
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£778m investment into city and region to deliver Commonwealth Games26/06/2019
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General | 25th June 2019

£778M investment in Birmingham and the West Midlands to deliver 2022 Commonwealth Games

Games will benefit Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK through job creation, business and trade opportunities, and tourism Budget is split 75% / 25% between central government and Birmingham City...
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£778M investment in Birmingham and the West Midlands to deliver 2022 Commonwealth Games25/06/2019
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General | 12th June 2019

Public consultation to be held for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

Plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium are set to go on display at public drop-in events later this month.
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Public consultation to be held for Alexander Stadium redevelopment12/06/2019
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General | 7th June 2019

Work to prepare the site of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre to start in June

Work to clear and prepare the site of the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, which will host the swimming and diving events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, will start in the next few weeks.
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Work to prepare the site of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre to start in June07/06/2019
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General | 8th May 2019

Construction work on Commonwealth Games Village officially begins

Construction work on the largest infrastructure project directly related to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games started today (8 May).
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Construction work on Commonwealth Games Village officially begins08/05/2019