Birmingham 2022 has released the latest version of the competition schedule for the Commonwealth Games, the biggest multi-sport event to be staged in the UK for a decade, following on from the success of London 2012 and Glasgow 2014.
The new information includes the start and finish times for all 286 sessions of the Games, plus information about when the 283 gold medals that are up for grabs will be won.
The new schedule, which has been finalised following detailed conversations with Games Partners, international federations and broadcasters, has been added to the Birmingham 2022 website at: https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/schedule
The sporting action will start in style on Friday 29 July with medal sessions on the first day confirmed for Swimming, Track Cycling, Gymnastics and Triathlon, and a number of other sports getting underway. Team Scotland will be looking to replicate the start of Gold Coast 2018, which saw Scottish medal success in all four of these opening day medal sports and strong starts in other events.
Last year organisers confirmed that more medals will be awarded to women than men for the first time ever at a major multi-sport event and Sunday 7 August will be a showcase for women’s team sport in particular, with the medal matches for Women’s Hockey, Cricket T20 and Netball all taking place on the same day.
The final day of competition will be held on Monday 8 August when gold medals will be awarded in Diving, Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Hockey before the Games conclude with the Closing Ceremony that evening.
Two of the busiest days will be Tuesday 2 August when nine sports will award medals and Sunday 7 August when the medallists in eleven different sports will be decided.
The release of the schedule is a milestone for Team Scotland and for athletes looking to compete at Birmingham 2022, providing key information to help with planning and preparation. Friends, family and supporters can also start to plan their visit to the Games ahead of tickets going on sale later this year.
CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE said: “This is another significant milestone as we move closer to Birmingham 2022.
“We are fortunate to showcase two full weekends of world-class sport, with the event featuring the largest para sport programme in Commonwealth Games history with an unprecedented platform for women’s sport.
“After such a difficult period, I am delighted Birmingham 2022 is unveiling this exciting schedule today, to give Commonwealth athletes and fans a spectacular competition to look forward to.”
To support the release of this new information, new pages have been added to www.birmingham2022.com where you can sign-up for more information and be first to find out when tickets go on sale.