Birmingham is positioning itself in pole position for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The city’s bid to host the games has now been officially backed by the wider region and the new West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.
Commenting on the bid, Andy Street said: “Everyone agreed that we have to support the Birmingham bid. It will be Birmingham’s name on the bid, but it will very much be on behalf of the region. It’s an opportunity to present our ingenuity as a region. We’ve got brilliant facilities, we’ve got a great economic case – we’ve just got to put that case forward. We’ve entered the race and now we’ve got to win it.”
Durban in South Africa had originally been selected to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but earlier this year, as a result of financial problems, it was removed.
Birmingham and a joint Liverpool/Manchester bid are being put forward and these will potentially be competing with cities in Australia, Canada and Malaysia.You can read the full article here