CWG 2022 Games have officially opened after the grand opening ceremony.© UKTN
CWG 2022 Opening Ceremony Highlights: The 2022 Commonwealth Games have been officially declared open after a grand opening ceremony was held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Thursday. Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and captain of the men’s hockey team Manpreet Singh lead the Indian contingent. Neeraj Chopra was the designated flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony, but he sustained an injury at the UKTN Championships, where he won the silver medal. He had to withdraw from CWG 2022 due to the injury. Earlier, drummer-percussionist Abraham Paddy Tetteh started at Alexander Stadium, then Indian classical singer and composer Ranjana Ghatak took charge, the section intended to showcase the diversity of the city. The Games, set to become the UK’s largest and most expensive sporting event since the 2012 London Olympics, have been hit by the ill effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening ceremony is attended by Prince Charles as the main guest. The Queen’s Baton reached the Games village in Birmingham on Wednesday 27 July. The entire opening ceremony, which is expected to last about two and a half hours, was created by British screenwriter Steven Knight, who had produced the famous crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’. ‘. Speaking of the CWG, athletes from more than 72 countries and territories participated in the multidisciplinary event. Meanwhile, India had won 66 medals at the previous Commonwealth Games held in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Highlights from the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games from Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
DURAN-DURAN CLOSES THE SHOW!
Duran Duran is now performing. That’s it from our coverage. See you later today with all the action from day 1.
CWG 2022 GAMES ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!!
Commonwealth Games 2022 have been declared open in Birmingham after a grand opening ceremony that lasted almost two hours.
PRINCE CHARLES ON THE STAGE!
Prince Charles addresses all those present at the Alexander Stadium.
INDIA!!! THEY ARE HERE!!!
The wait is finally over! The Indian contingent is here, led by star shuttle PV Sindhu and Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh.
NEW ZEALANDERS ARE HERE!!
The Kiwis are here and the women’s cricket team chat has a chat with one of the hosts
AUSTRALIRS ARE HERE!
Sporting contingents have gathered. The first are Australia.
BULL MADE BY FEMALE NECKLACES!
Currently, a raging bull is being pulled by female chain makers. It took 5 months to build and a 10 meter high model
THE HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM!
History of Birmingham on display: Knots; car horns; celluloid film; printing press. Never knew these facts
BLACK SABBATH IN ACTION!
After Malala’s, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi mesmerizes the audience
TRIBUTE TO MALALA!
Malala Yousafzai addresses the crowd at Alexander Stadium. Some stories her as she explains. She now lives in Birmingham, for the record.
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: POWER OF THE BATON!
Despite the challenges COVID-19 poses, the baton has not missed a single day or territory on its journey to Birmingham
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: CARS EVERYWHERE!
72 cars spanning five decades have been assembled as a tribute to Birmingham’s automotive industry
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: AMAZING SCNES!
A series of Commonwealth homes have arrived at Alexander Stadium via virtual reality! Each house represents one of the 72 countries participating in the CWG.
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: HERE WE GO!
It’s show time! We are up and running
CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: IT’S TIME!
Get those last drinks and snacks, go for that last toilet trip, and make yourself comfortable. We are less than a minute away from the
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: KUDOS!
More than 14,000 volunteers will work at the Games over the next 11 days and more than 2,000 will be involved in the opening ceremony tonight.
A fantastic attempt!
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: 10 MINS Remaining!
There is anticipation in the Alexander Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony. Only 10 minutes before the start
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: VIRAT KOHLI WISHES THE CONTINGENT GOOD LUCK!
My best wishes to the Indian Women’s Cricket Team and all our athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 28, 2022
CWG OPENING CEREMONY LIVE: HELLO!
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the CWG 2022 Opening Ceremony from Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.
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