Kris Kowalewski

Villa Park: spectacular 2022 venue

Rugby 7s is a fantastic showcase of sport, demonstrating energy, skill and passion, with both players and fans actively engaging in the game. As one of the Midlands’ premier sports stadiums that successfully hosted Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2015 Championship, Villa Park Stadium, with 42,700 seats and home to English Football League club […]

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Young athletes back the Birmingham 2022 bid

Five talented young Midlands athletes from a range of sports gathered in Birmingham yesterday (July 31) to reveal why they are backing Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. The athletes also took the opportunity to celebrate Birmingham’s achievement in being shortlisted for the final phase of assessment in the UK Candidate City Selection Process for a […]

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US athletics stars take part in city Sports Festival

To coincide with USA Track and Field’s training camp in Birmingham, a community sports festival took place in the city’s Perry Park – right next door to the Alexander Stadium, where some of the world’s best athletes are fine tuning their preparations for the IAAF World Championships in London. The sports festival was organised by […]

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Birmingham 2022 Bid celebrates summer of sporting success

By on 28/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

It has been an incredible summer of sport for Midlands athletes, coinciding with Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. So far this summer, there have been medals, records and personal bests for athletes from across the region at a range of major events, including the World Para Athletics Championships, World Aquatics Championships, Commonwealth Youth […]

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City work on extremism honoured in the USA

City's work on extremism honoured in the US city of Denver: https://t.co/vUif2cOJ36 @waqarahmed1 @TristanJFC @KennedyJacqui @BrumLeader pic.twitter.com/BmCL1gEBcN — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 25, 2017 As part of the latest phase of an information sharing project on how to better tackle extremism, the City and County of Denver has proclaimed this week as Birmingham PREVENT Violence […]

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Brendan Foster joins Birmingham 2022 bid team

Commonwealth Champion and legendary long-distance athlete, Brendan Foster CBE, is today announced as the latest addition to the Birmingham 2022 Bid team. As an Olympic bronze medallist and Commonwealth Champion, in the 10,000m in Edmonton, Foster brings valuable insight from an elite athlete’s perspective. His contribution is further enhanced by his sports business expertise gained […]

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Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2017

By on 11/07/2017 in Blog, Cllr Chatfield with 0 Comments

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equaility, has signed up to a letter from the Remembering Srebrenica organisation on the exact anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995… This year, we are recognising the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, […]

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Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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