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General | 1st June 2021

Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun
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Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open01/06/2021
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General | 17th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage

The Organising Committee has announced that CSM Live, the branding and live experience division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, has been appointed as the Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Sign...
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Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage17/05/2021
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General | 14th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal

PwC UK has today been unveiled as the latest addition to the family of sponsors that have shown their ongoing support to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal14/05/2021
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General | 1st April 2021

Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival

The Birmingham 2022 Festival is excited to receive proposals from artists and cultural organisations based in Birmingham and the West Midlands in response to one of three specific creative briefs.
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Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival01/04/2021
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General | 22nd March 2021

Official mascot of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Perry is Birmingham 2022’s official mascot! The best of Brum, second to none, our latest icon is an extra special, multi-coloured bull!
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Official mascot of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games22/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Birmingham 2022 legacy plan released

New national plan outlines Commonwealth Games Firsts for a healthier, greener, more prosperous West Midlands and UK.
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Birmingham 2022 legacy plan released18/03/2021
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General | 15th March 2021

Severn Trent to help deliver first ever carbon-neutral Games

With 500 days to go, Birmingham 2022 has joined forces with Severn Trent to help deliver the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games.
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Severn Trent to help deliver first ever carbon-neutral Games15/03/2021
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General | 10th March 2021

£1m for mass participation dance programme

The Birmingham 2022 Cultural Festival has received a £1 million funding award from Spirit of 2012, the London 2012 legacy charity.
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£1m for mass participation dance programme10/03/2021
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General | 5th March 2021

£5 million of catering contracts offered

Birmingham 2022 has begun the search to find suppliers who can deliver nearly £5 million worth of catering services at Games time.
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£5 million of catering contracts offered05/03/2021
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General | 12th February 2021

First Midlands apprentices welcomed

The first eleven apprentices have been settling into their new roles which will see them play a key part in helping to organise the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands.
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First Midlands apprentices welcomed12/02/2021
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General | 10th February 2021

Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Another significant milestone has been reached at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick after the dive tower, which will be used for the diving competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Game...
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Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre10/02/2021
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General | 5th February 2021

Official Merchandise to be developed by Midlands firm

Midlands-based Cube International will develop official range of Birmingham 2022 and Commonwealth Sport merchandise.
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Official Merchandise to be developed by Midlands firm05/02/2021
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General | 28th January 2021

£6m funding for Birmingham Commonwealth Games cultural festival

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded £6 million of funding by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games cultural festival.
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£6m funding for Birmingham Commonwealth Games cultural festival28/01/2021
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General | 25th January 2021

Procurement opportunity for the Queen's Baton

To support the delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Organising Committee is looking for a number of suppliers for a wide range of services in the run up to the Games.
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Procurement opportunity for the Queen's Baton25/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

Birmingham 2022: 'A light at the end of the tunnel'

England cricket star Amy Jones says bringing the Commonwealth Games to her home city in 2022 will give everyone something to look forward to after lockdown.
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Birmingham 2022: 'A light at the end of the tunnel'12/01/2021
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General | 21st December 2020

Birmingham 2022: Our 2020 Rewind

It is undeniable that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone but we are grateful that despite the complexities that Covid-19 has brought, we’ve been able to make significant progress in organis...
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Birmingham 2022: Our 2020 Rewind21/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium

Athletes and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project partners are set to visit the Alexander Stadium site today, to inspect progress on its redevelopment ahead of the Games.
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"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium15/12/2020
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General | 30th November 2020

Gi Group is proud to be the Official Recruiter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 is proud to be partnering with Gi Group Apprenticeships, who will be delivering all apprenticeships in the run up to the Commonwealth Games.
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Gi Group is proud to be the Official Recruiter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games30/11/2020
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General | 30th November 2020

Birmingham 2022 Announces Official Network Technology Integrator

Birmingham 2022 is pleased to announce that North, one of the UK’s leading integrated technology specialists, has been appointed as Official Network Technology Integrator for the Birmingham 2022 Commo...
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Birmingham 2022 Announces Official Network Technology Integrator30/11/2020
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General | 19th November 2020

United by Birmingham 2022 welcomes 50th project

The United By Birmingham 2022 community programme has welcomed a further seven organisations, with 50 projects being accepted onto the scheme since it was launched in March.
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United by Birmingham 2022 welcomes 50th project19/11/2020
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General | 9th November 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 Preferences09/11/2020
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General | 22nd October 2020

BBC confirmed as UK broadcaster

The BBC has signed up to be the Domestic Broadcast Rights Holder for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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BBC confirmed as UK broadcaster22/10/2020
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General | 16th October 2020

Daily Sport Schedule Announced!

Tickets may not be on sale yet, but you can now start planning your trip to Birmingham 2022 following the release of the daily competition schedule!
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Daily Sport Schedule Announced!16/10/2020
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General | 15th October 2020

NVT Group appointed as Birmingham 2022 official IT Services Provider

One of the UK’s top IT firms has been awarded a major contract to deliver the IT services that will help stage the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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NVT Group appointed as Birmingham 2022 official IT Services Provider15/10/2020
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General | 14th October 2020

Search begins for Hometown Heroes

Birmingham 2022 is asking you to nominate those who deserve to be recognised for making a difference to their communities by dedicating their lives to grassroots sport.
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Search begins for Hometown Heroes14/10/2020
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General | 6th October 2020

Council announces £2m boost for city’s grassroots cultural activity for Commonwealth Games

Proposals for a programme to engage 200,000 community participants in Birmingham 2022 culture-related activities is set for approval by the city council’s Cabinet on (13 October).
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Council announces £2m boost for city’s grassroots cultural activity for Commonwealth Games06/10/2020
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General | 5th October 2020

An update from Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022

It’s been a busy few months for Birmingham 2022 and we are pleased that, despite the challenges that the global pandemic has brought, we’ve been able to make a great deal of progress.
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An update from Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 202205/10/2020
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General | 29th September 2020

Road Cycling Venues Announced

Historic parks in Wolverhampton and Warwick will host the start and finish of the road cycling events at Birmingham 2022.
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Road Cycling Venues Announced29/09/2020
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General | 24th September 2020

Apprenticeship programme launched

Birmingham 2022 has officially launched its search for the first group of apprentices to work as part of the team delivering the biggest sports and cultural event to be held in the UK for ten years.
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Apprenticeship programme launched24/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 2022

The University of Birmingham has been unveiled as an official partner for Birmingham 2022, signing the most comprehensive university partnership agreement in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
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University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 202223/09/2020
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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 | 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 | 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