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General | 20th September 2022

Council outlines further details of its Commonwealth Games legacy plan

An update on Birmingham City Council’s efforts to maximise the city’s Commonwealth Games legacy is due before the council’s Cabinet on 23 September.
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Council outlines further details of its Commonwealth Games legacy plan20/09/2022
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General | 8th September 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Published on 2 September 2022, the paper details how Birmingham 2022 was never just about two weeks of sport: it was designed as the Games for Everyone, with every community able to access the events,...
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games08/09/2022
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General | 5th September 2022

Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival

Convene, Challenge, Connect is an accessible and imaginative sector development programme being delivered for the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
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Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival05/09/2022
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General | 3rd September 2022

Free Carbon Literacy Training Opportunity

Want to know more about the role you can play in the climate and nature crisis?
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Free Carbon Literacy Training Opportunity03/09/2022
Birmingham 2022 Festival launches augmented reality project Set in Stone? which explores the reasons for and stories behind three of Birmingham's landmark statues02/09/2022
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General | 2nd September 2022

Birmingham 2022 gives nation a cause for celebration

New polling shows almost half the country tuned in, turned up or followed the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games online
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Birmingham 2022 gives nation a cause for celebration02/09/2022
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General | 2nd September 2022

PoliNations Garden opens in Birmingham

a spectacular garden opened in Birmingham’s Victoria Square for the festival PoliNations
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PoliNations Garden opens in Birmingham02/09/2022
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General | 18th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 announces village mayors for the Commonwealth Games

Three Team England Commonwealth Games medallists Tessa Sanderson, David Moorcroft and Hannah England, will be the three Village Mayors for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 announces village mayors for the Commonwealth Games18/07/2022
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General | 15th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 releases legacy update

New publication outlines emerging impacts from Birmingham 2022’s legacy programmes.
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Birmingham 2022 releases legacy update15/07/2022
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General | 13th July 2022

Accessible travel information for Birmingham 2022

Birmingham 2022 is an inclusive and accessible event. Considerations have been made for people with accessibility requirements, ensuring a safe, independent, and dignified experience for spectators.
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Accessible travel information for Birmingham 202213/07/2022
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General | 6th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 announces programme for free Neighbourhood Festival Sites

Birmingham 2022 has released the arts programme that will bring colour and vibrancy to the seven free Neighbourhood Festival Sites
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Birmingham 2022 announces programme for free Neighbourhood Festival Sites06/07/2022
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General | 6th July 2022

Coventry Stadium set to welcome the Rugby Sevens spirit at Games time

Get ready to soak in the sun, enjoy the party atmosphere and experience the best Rugby Sevens from the fun-filled Sevens Stand at Coventry Stadium during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Coventry Stadium set to welcome the Rugby Sevens spirit at Games time06/07/2022
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General | 29th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 opens the doors of the Official Megastore

The Official Megastore for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has opened in Centenary Square today (29 June).
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Birmingham 2022 opens the doors of the Official Megastore29/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

Sandwell Council hands over Sandwell Aquatics Centre for Birmingham 2022

Sandwell Council officially handed the keys to the Sandwell Aquatics Centre over to Birmingham 2022 yesterday (Monday 27 June) ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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Sandwell Council hands over Sandwell Aquatics Centre for Birmingham 202228/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

Don’t miss the Birmingham 2022 medal sessions!

A total of 280 medals will be awarded to successful athletes this summer. Sports sessions within the Birmingham 2022 schedule invite you to the highly anticipated medal matches and finals as well as t...
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Don’t miss the Birmingham 2022 medal sessions!28/06/2022
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General | 23rd June 2022

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to host UK House: The Commonwealth Business Hub

Registration to attend UK House has officially opened, The Commonwealth Business Hub, taking place over eight days during Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, between Thursday 28 July and Monday 8 Augu...
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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to host UK House: The Commonwealth Business Hub23/06/2022
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General | 22nd June 2022

Bold proposals drawn up to maximise Commonwealth Games legacy for Birmingham

Four projects are being put forward by the city council for funding consideration should the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games be delivered under budget.
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Bold proposals drawn up to maximise Commonwealth Games legacy for Birmingham22/06/2022
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General | 20th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 sign additional new sponsors for the Commonwealth Games

Four new providers join the sponsor family in time to deliver an exciting Games
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Birmingham 2022 sign additional new sponsors for the Commonwealth Games20/06/2022
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General | 11th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay route through the Proud Host City is revealed

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit all ten of the city’s Parliamentary constituencies during the final two days of its 294-day journey.
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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay route through the Proud Host City is revealed11/06/2022
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General | 10th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 announce major city centre Festival Sites for this summer’s Commonwealth Games

To bring people together to celebrate the Commonwealth Games, two major free Festival Sites will be hosted in Birmingham city centre, providing entertainment for local people and visitors to the city ...
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Birmingham 2022 announce major city centre Festival Sites for this summer’s Commonwealth Games10/06/2022
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General | 10th May 2022

Chase named Official Banking Partner of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Digital bank Chase has today been unveiled as the Official Banking Partner of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Chase named Official Banking Partner of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games10/05/2022
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General | 8th May 2022

Birmingham 2022 Festival Announces Yale as Official Sponsor for Key to the City

Birmingham 2022 Festival and Fierce have announced Yale as the official sponsor of Key to the City and that the location of the ‘Key Exchange Ceremony’ site will be Birmingham New Street Station.
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Birmingham 2022 Festival Announces Yale as Official Sponsor for Key to the City08/05/2022
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General | 4th May 2022

Birmingham 2022 unveils medals for the Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 has unveiled the official medals which will be awarded to athletes at the Commonwealth Games this summer.
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Birmingham 2022 unveils medals for the Commonwealth Games04/05/2022
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General | 23rd April 2022

St George’s Day celebration hosted by council for Team England in Birmingham

A giant St George flag, adorning the side of Birmingham’s Town Hall building and measuring 52.25m wide by 8.2m high, was the centrepiece of a special celebration staged in the city today (23 April).
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St George’s Day celebration hosted by council for Team England in Birmingham23/04/2022
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General | 21st April 2022

Army deliver successful Alexander Stadium test event

British Army athletes helped put a redeveloped venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games through its paces yesterday (20 April).
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Army deliver successful Alexander Stadium test event21/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go

With 100 days to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begin, Paralympic swimmers and an Olympic diver tested out the facilities at the newly completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
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Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go20/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Batonbearers confirmed to ‘Take It On’ and carry Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England

Thousands of inspirational people selected to carry the Queen’s Baton as it visits every region of England this summer
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Batonbearers confirmed to ‘Take It On’ and carry Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England20/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Information for local businesses

As the region ‘Gets Set for the Games’, now is the perfect time to start planning so that you’re ready too.
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Information for local businesses20/04/2022
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General | 11th April 2022

Birmingham 2022 unveils official uniform for Commonwealth Collective volunteers

Birmingham 2022 unveils the official uniform which will be worn by 14,000 volunteers and the Games workforce
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Birmingham 2022 unveils official uniform for Commonwealth Collective volunteers11/04/2022
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General | 17th March 2022

National Lottery funding to boost employment opportunities for young people

The National Lottery Community Fund and Sport England’s Lottery Sports Fund set to boost opportunities for young people across the West Midlands in 2022 and beyond
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National Lottery funding to boost employment opportunities for young people17/03/2022
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General | 14th March 2022

Commonwealth Day celebrated at the Alexander Stadium as our countdown continues

To celebrate Commonwealth Day, former, current and future stars of athletics in Birmingham tried out the track at the newly transformed Alexander Stadium
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Commonwealth Day celebrated at the Alexander Stadium as our countdown continues14/03/2022
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General | 11th March 2022

Communities get creative for the Birmingham 2022 Festival

Over 100 community groups across Birmingham are to stage their own festival events and projects as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival thanks to funding from Birmingham City Council.
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Communities get creative for the Birmingham 2022 Festival11/03/2022
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General | 9th March 2022

E.ON becomes official partner of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

E.ON has been unveiled as an official partner of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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E.ON becomes official partner of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games09/03/2022
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General | 8th March 2022

Birmingham 2022 Festival reveals a celebration of creativity

The Birmingham 2022 Festival has announced its six-month long cultural programme taking place across Birmingham and the West Midlands.
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Birmingham 2022 Festival reveals a celebration of creativity08/03/2022
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General | 4th March 2022

Severn Trent and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games team up with Solihull Council with the ambition to create a carbon neutral legacy

The first trees have been planted in Solihull as part of Severn Trent’s initiative to create 2022-acres of Commonwealth Forest across the Midlands.
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Severn Trent and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games team up with Solihull Council with the ambition to create a carbon neutral legacy04/03/2022
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General | 3rd March 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay reaches halfway point

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has now completed half of its journey to all 72 nations and territories in the Commonwealth.
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The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay reaches halfway point03/03/2022
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General | 24th February 2022

Birmingham 2022 celebrates the launch of 'Bring The Power' to inspire young people

Birmingham 2022 aims to reach one million children and young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands as it celebrates the launch of its Youth Programme
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Birmingham 2022 celebrates the launch of 'Bring The Power' to inspire young people24/02/2022
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General | 23rd February 2022

Celebration time! Community groups awarded funding to help embrace Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Funds totalling £300,000 have been given to 65 projects in 36 wards during the 1st round of awards for a city council programme designed to help people celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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Celebration time! Community groups awarded funding to help embrace Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games23/02/2022
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General | 31st January 2022

REAL opportunities for local SMEs in the final sprint up to Birmingham 2022

Businesses across the West Midlands have a golden opportunity to meet some of the contractors looking to engage with local businesses in delivering their contracts for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth...
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REAL opportunities for local SMEs in the final sprint up to Birmingham 202231/01/2022
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General | 12th January 2022

The search begins to find volunteers to take part in Birmingham 2022

The organisers of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have begun the search to find the volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs who will bring this summer’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies to...
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The search begins to find volunteers to take part in Birmingham 202212/01/2022
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General | 11th January 2022

Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today launched a search to find 2,022 Batonbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in England.
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Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England11/01/2022
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General | 6th January 2022

Sport Relief announced as official charity partner for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Sport Relief has today been announced as an official charity partner of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, marking an exciting new future for the brand.
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Sport Relief announced as official charity partner for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games06/01/2022
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General | 17th December 2021

New sponsors join our Birmingham 2022 sponsor family

Two new providers and a new supplier join the sponsor family to offer expertise and experience
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New sponsors join our Birmingham 2022 sponsor family17/12/2021
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General | 9th December 2021

Organisations invited to apply to become part of Stronger Communities scheme

A search has been launched for organisations that can help support a range of activities being developed by Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC).
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Organisations invited to apply to become part of Stronger Communities scheme09/12/2021
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General | 8th December 2021

Commonwealth Sport Pride Network launched to positively champion LGBTQ+ inclusion

The Commonwealth Sport Pride Network has today been launched to positively champion and enable LGBTQ+ inclusion at the Commonwealth Games and across the Commonwealth Sport Movement.
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Commonwealth Sport Pride Network launched to positively champion LGBTQ+ inclusion08/12/2021
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General | 26th November 2021

Newly confirmed funding brings £12m Birmingham 2022 Festival to life

Running from March to September 2022 as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Birmingham 2022 Festival will feature hundreds of creative commissions across the region, benefitting hundre...
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Newly confirmed funding brings £12m Birmingham 2022 Festival to life26/11/2021
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General | 26th November 2021

Birmingham 2022 launches first Official Retail Store

First retail store for Birmingham 2022 launches at Bullring, New Street
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Birmingham 2022 launches first Official Retail Store26/11/2021
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General | 18th November 2021

Generations: on the search for families from Birmingham and the Black Country!

One of the recently announced projects that will take place during the Birmingham 2022 Festival, GENERATIONS, is on the look out for four and five generation families.
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Generations: on the search for families from Birmingham and the Black Country!18/11/2021
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General | 18th November 2021

Birmingham 2022 announces world-class training venues for eleven different sports

Official training venues confirmed for eleven different sports
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Birmingham 2022 announces world-class training venues for eleven different sports18/11/2021
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General | 12th November 2021

Impressive progress made on Sandwell Aquatics Centre

The brand new venue for Birmingham 2022 is taking shape with more progress made in the last few months
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Impressive progress made on Sandwell Aquatics Centre12/11/2021