About Birmingham 2022
Birmingham 2022 will bring together 6,500 athletes and officials in one of the youngest cities in Europe, cheered on by a diverse, welcoming and sport-loving city. With 95% of the competition venues already in place, Birmingham 2022 has a strong platform for a successful Games with the existing Alexander Stadium at their centre. Since the Games were awarded in December 2017, the city has hosted the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships, Badminton Open Championships and Gymnastics World Cup. It has hosted more European and World championships than any other city in the UK.
Alongside the sporting action, a cultural programme will showcase Birmingham 2022’s urban, contemporary and digital vision – much of it hosted in the city’s streets and squares. An Urban Festival will embrace youth and diversity: music, free running, skateboarding, BMX, street dance and sport climbing.
A provisional sports programme has been announced, with some optional sports and para-sport events still to be decided.
- No. Sports 17
- No. Countries TBC
- No. Athletes TBC
- No. Medal Events TBC
Did You Know?
Birmingham will see the debut of 3x3 Basketball and also bring Wheelchair Basketball into the Games for the first time.
Birmingham is a diverse city - home to 187 nationalities from around the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.
46% of Birmingham people are under the age of 30.
Birmingham 2022 will see the return of Judo - Team Scotland's most successful sport at Glasgow 2014.