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Birmingham bidding for Olympic stars return

By on 16/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Fresh from their successes at the Olympic Games in Rio, American and Jamaican athletes could be heading back to Birmingham to prepare for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Birmingham City Council has spoken to USA Track and Field about bringing their Olympic stars here to train at Alexander Stadium, while the University of Birmingham […]

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The Road to Rio runs through Birmingham

Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, looks ahead to this weekend’s British Championships and what this means for Britain’s chances in Rio The Road to Rio winds its way through Perry Barr this weekend, when the Alexander Stadium welcomes the British Championships – an event which is a firm favourite on Birmingham’s sporting calendar […]

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Share your sporting photographs with us

By on 17/09/2012 in News with 0 Comments

As a fantastic summer of sport draws to a close, the focus now turns to the Olympic legacy. And we want to see you in sporting action. Please share your sporting photographs with us to show that the spirit of the Olympics is alive and well here in Birmingham. Whether you play for the pub […]

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artsfest celebrates close of Olympics

By on 10/09/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Over 210,000 people enjoyed the late summer weather in Birmingham city centre at this year's artsfest (7-9 September).  Throughout the weekend there was a diverse mix of dance, comedy, music, Olympic and Paralympic celebrations and theatre. The annual celebrations kicked off on Friday evening in Chamberlain Square with the infectious dhol n brass sounds of […]

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Olympic hero Farah heads to Birmingham

By on 07/08/2012 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Athletics fans in Birmingham are in for a treat later this month as Olympic hero Mo Farah heads a star-studded line-up at the Alexander Stadium. Farah, who hopes to add to Saturday's 10,000m gold medal winning heroics with another victory in the 5,000m, will compete in the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix on 26 August. Birmingham […]

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Birmingham celebrates Jamaica in style

By on 01/08/2012 in News with 0 Comments

A stylish mix of Jamaican food, fashion and live music is coming to Birmingham city centre this week as part of the 'Jamaica in the Square' festival (2-6 August, Victoria Square) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence. Throughout the five day festival, visitors will be able to get a true taste of the […]

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Be active braced for Olympic bounce

By on 31/07/2012 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

The organisers of a multi-award winning sports scheme in Birmingham are preparing for an Olympic rush as people across the city are inspired by events in London. Over 350,000 people already have signed-up for Be active - an innovative public health scheme offering FREE access to a range of physical activities at centres throughout Birmingham. […]

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Budding Bolts to do Battle in Birmingham

By on 30/07/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will be searching for the next generation of Usain Bolts or Tyson Gays at a special 'Athletics in the Square' event in Victoria Square in the city centre this week (Monday 30 July - Friday 3 August). Visitors to the city will be able to get into the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic […]

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Road restrictions for Olympic Torch Relay

By on 29/06/2012 in News with 0 Comments

1 – Along Torch Relay Route on 30 June Torch enters Birmingham from Cape Hill Sandwell at approximately 6.49pm and travels along Dudley Road, Spring Hill, Spring Hill Circus, Summer Hill Road, Sand Pits, Parade, Paradise Circus Queensway, Suffolk Street Queensway, Holloway Circus Queensway, Horse Fair, Bristol Street, Bristol Road, Priory Road and Edgbaston Road […]

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Armed Forces Day welcomes the Olympic Torch

By on 28/06/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Troops will line the streets of Birmingham city centre to welcome the Olympic Torch to the city as it passes by Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday 30 June at 7.15pm. This will be a significant moment as the Torch will have visited the National Arboretum in Alrewas earlier that day. Armed Forces Day is an […]

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