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 […]
In exactly 12 months’ time, Birmingham will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships and so the countdown has officially begun to what will be the biggest sporting championships held in the city for 15 years. The event will see more than 400 athletes from 150 countries come to the city to take part and with […]
A total of five Rio Olympic champions will be among 25 current global medallists competing at the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, on Saturday 18 February. Sir Mo Farah will be one of those Olympic champions, as he competes in the 5000m at the Barclaycard Arena. The four time […]
To ensure that athletes at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, have the best possible surface to compete on, the entire infield of Birmingham’s indoor track, including the 60m sprint straight and the run ups for field events, is being replaced. Work started on this track refurbishment, which also includes some upgrading work to […]
Organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, which will be held in March next year, are using the opportunity that comes with hosting a major sporting Championships to profile the city and celebrate some of Birmingham’s best known landmarks.
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) […]
A delegation from USA Track and Field, the governing body for athletics in the US, visited Birmingham on Thursday (October 27), to discuss the details for a proposed training camp, which would be held in the city in July 2017. They visited various sites across the city, including the Birmingham High Performance Centre and Alexander […]
Inspired by Wimbledon? A City Council backed initiative plans to hand out thousands of tennis rackets in a bid to get Brummies active.
Birmingham is set to confirm its status as the UK’s home of athletics this month when it hosts two key athletics events on the road to Rio. Both the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday 5 June and the British Championships from 24 to 26 June are organised by British Athletics, in partnership with Birmingham City […]