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Commonwealth Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham started this year’s Commonwealth Day events yesterday morning by raising the Commonwealth Flag in the presence of Wade Lyn – Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Tarang Shelat – Hindu Council of Birmingham, Muhammad Zulqar Nain – Assistant High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Bhogal – Sikh community, Dr Aman Puri – the […]

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Statement on 2022 Commonwealth Games

The following is a statement from Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, in relation to a statement issued by the Commonwealth Games Federation in relation to the Durban 2022 games: Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are aware of the decision from the Commonwealth Games Federation to […]

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Commonwealth Games 2026 feasibility study

The process to formally draw up a feasibility study for a Birmingham bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is now out of the starting blocks. Birmingham City Council has appointed Origin Sports Group to carry out the study during the first quarter of 2017, with a final document due by April. Origin Sports Group (OSG) […]

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Queen’s Baton Relay Birmingham – Itinerary for Monday 2 June

By on 30/05/2014 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay on Monday 2 June with the chance to participate in Commonwealth sports as the baton travels around the city with the batonbearers. At 8.30am the baton will be in Victoria Square, followed by visits to Sunset Park in Ladywood, Holders Lane playing fields in Moseley, Ward End Park […]

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Birmingham names its Batonbearers for Queen’s Baton Relay

By on 30/04/2014 in News with 0 Comments

With just under 90 days to go until the XX Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Birmingham has announced its team of batonbearers selected to carry the Queen's Baton when it arrives in the city on 2 June. The five batonbearers have been chosen in recognition of their contribution to sport and the community.  They are: […]

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Raising the Flag for the Commonwealth Games

By on 10/03/2014 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's Lord Mayor, Cllr Mike Leddy, met two of Birmingham’s Baton Bearers for the Queen’s Baton relay this morning and raised the Commonwealth Flag in preparation for the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on 23 July. The Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) comes to Birmingham on 2 June during its two week journey across England, […]

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Queen’s Baton comes to Birmingham

By on 30/01/2014 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) comes to Birmingham on 2 June during its two week journey across England, drumming up support for Team England and celebrating sport as it goes. The Baton will visit Birmingham on its journey across England, marking the countdown to the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on 23 July. Deputy […]

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Queen's Baton Relay in Birmingham

By on 02/11/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham plays host to the Queen's Baton Relay tomorrow (Nov 3) as the countdown to next year's Commonwealth Games gathers pace. The relay, which has been the curtain raiser to every Commonwealth Games since 1958, began its journey from Buckingham Palace to Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium last week and the baton will be carried for […]

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