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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

By on 18/08/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will visit Birmingham 0n Sunday 20 August The visit will boost Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid as the City confirms its submission for phase two of the Bid process Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and sporting showcases will feature in the day’s activity The Queen’s Baton […]

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Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships revealed as Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham 2022 Bid News coincides with Queen’s Baton Relay visit to Victoria Park Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships, has been revealed as the Lawn Bowls […]

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Basketball and Urban Street Festival at heart of Brum bid

Birmingham’s Victoria Square would transform into a sporting and cultural landmark for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the bid team unveils the city centre location as the venue for 3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball. Set against the historic backdrop of the Council House and Town Hall, 3×3 Basketball in the open-air of Victoria […]

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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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USA Track & Field back in Birmingham ahead of IAAF World Championships

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

More than 150 athletes, officials and staff representing USA Track & Field (USATF) are staying in Birmingham at the end of July, ahead of the IAAF World Championships, with the city hosting the official training and preparation camp for the team, which includes eight individual gold medallists from the 2016 Rio Games and four defending […]

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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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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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Library of Birmingham to set up partnership with The REP

By on 17/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A report outlining plans for the Library of Birmingham and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) to develop a commercial partnership is set to be approved by Cabinet next week (Tuesday, 25 July 2017). This arrangement, which is due to come into effect in October 2017, would see two of the city’s leading cultural assets […]

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