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20 Dec 2017
Birmingham set to win bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham is set to be officially announced as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games tomorrow (21 December).

Multiple reports state a deal between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the DCMS and Birmingham City Council has been struck, with a press conference scheduled tomorrow at Perry Bar to be attended by CGF President Louise Martin.

Birmingham was the only interested city to submit a bid before the original deadline of 30 but was deemed "not fully compliant" by the CGF.

The body extended the deadline to 30 November to encourage fresh bids from Birmingham, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Victoria in Canada and a potential Australian entry.

Earlier this month the CGF reiterated it needed "further clarification on issues" before choosing a host city.

Domestically, Birmingham saw off competition from Liverpool to become the UK’s candidate for the Games, with the 11-day event valued at £750m to the economy.

The win will see major development underway across the city’s sports facilities, including the upgrade of Alexander Stadium at Perry Barr, which will make it the UK's largest permanent athletics stadium, and a new competition-standard pool in Sandwell.

The bid was supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority, several business investment groups and the city’s sports industry, helping to resolve issues over hotel tax and land ownership issues around the athletes’ village site.

The government will pay 75 per cent of the bill, with the rest coming from the Birmingham backers. The council has pledged a hotel tax to raise money without tapping into the its main services budget.

The South African city of Durban was originally awarded the Games in 2015 but was stripped of the event in March this year because it did not meet the criteria.

The Games were last held in England in 2002, in Manchester.


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14 Jun 2018
Looking forward as London prepares for MuseumNext
Museum delegates will soon gather in London for the European edition of this year's MuseumNext conference, which kicks off on Monday (18 June) for its 10th year.
14 Jun 2018
Luzhniki Stadium reopens to host opening game of FIFA World Cup
The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will kick off later today, marking the re-opening of what has been described as the "most high-tech stadium in World Cup history".
14 Jun 2018
Wellness Meets Fashion: GWS to feature runway show
The confluence of fashion and wellness will be explored during the first-ever Wellness Meets Fashion show, which will take place at the Global Wellness Summit’s (GWS) gala event on 7 October, 2018 in Cesena, Italy.
13 Jun 2018
Breaking: US, Canada and Mexico to host FIFA 2026 World Cup
A joint bid with the US, Mexico and Canada has been selected to host the FIFA 2026 World Cup, following a vote by the FIFA Congress today.
12 Jun 2018
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising
Premier League club Manchester City FC (MCFC) will open its doors to children later this month, as part of the Active Uprising Weekend organised by ukactive.
12 Jun 2018
GOCO’s D’Angelo wins Black Diamond Award
The 11th annual Forum Hotel & Spa conference took place last week at the Four Seasons George V in Paris, bringing together spa and hospitality executives from France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Luxembourg, Great Britain and the US.
11 Jun 2018
Michelle Obama to keynote at Mindbody's BOLD Conference
Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, will give a keynote speech at this year's BOLD conference.
04 Jun 2018
Andy Burnham announced as Active Uprising headline speaker
Former health secretary and current Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has been confirmed as the headline speaker at this year's Active Uprising event.
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