The Commonwealth Games are returning to England for the first time in two decades, with Birmingham hosting after Durban was stripped of the event due to financial difficulties. Here’s everything you need to know about the Games this summer.
What is that?
The 22nd Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event for athletes from Commonwealth countries. The Games return to England for the first time since 2002 in Manchester. However, they were held in the UK at that time – Glasgow hosted the 2014 edition.
Where is he standing?
Birmingham is this year’s host city, with the new Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr hosting the athletics. Other events are spread across the West Midlands, including swimming at the purpose-built Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Some cycling events will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London.
When does it start?
The 2022 Commonwealth Games run from Thursday July 28 to Monday August 8.
Are tickets still available?
Yes, you can still buy tickets for many events here. However, some sports – including swimming, mountain biking, cycling time trial and road running, artistic gymnastics and triathlon and para-triathlon are resale tickets only. There is availability for all other sports.
Three-time Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty faces a race against time to get fit for the Commonwealth Games, but the 27-year-old says he has the training and experience behind him to get back in full swing form.
England’s Peaty, an eight-time world champion and holder of the 50m and 100m breaststroke world titles, has withdrawn from this month’s world championships after breaking his right foot in the gym in May.
Peaty will have little time to prepare for the Games once his time in a protective boot is over.
“When I get out of the boot I’ll have four and a half weeks – that’s not long at all to properly prepare for a championship, but if somebody can do it, I can do it,” Peaty said. .
“It’s not arrogant – I’m just confident. I know I have the fitness, I know I have the experience, I know I have 17 years of hard training behind me. He s It’s just about whether I can ease my feet in terms of technique.