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Commonwealth Games 2022: All you need to know- Dates, discipline, mascot and more

The city of Birmingham has redeveloped several of their sporting facilities like Alexander Stadium, Sandwell Aquatics Centre etc for the global event.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 5 July 2022 10:37 am

Barely a year after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which happened in 2021, the sporting world gears up for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The event will start towards the end of July as the city will host eleven days of high-quality sporting action. 

As the games are broadcast on a worldwide platform, the estimated audience for the event is around a billion people. The city of Birmingham has redeveloped several of their sporting facilities like Alexander Stadium, Sandwell Aquatics Centre etc for the global event.

Here’s all you need to know about the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham:

When will the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games start?

The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games will start on 28 July and will conclude on 8 August. 

How many countries are taking part in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games?

72 nations are heading to the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

What is the total number of sports in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games?

The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games includes 19 sports and eight para-sports with a total of 283 Medal events.

What are the venues for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games? 

There are 16 venues hosting events, including the flagship venues like the Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Edgbaston Stadium, West Park, Victoria Park, University of Birmingham Squash and Hockey Centre, Sutton Park, St Nicholas Park, Smithfield, NEC, Lee Valley Velopark, Coventry Stadium and Arena, Cannock Chase Forest, Arena Birmingham.

Who is the mascot for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games? 

The mascot for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games is called Perry and it’s a multi-coloured, bull with an athletic build. The mascot was designed by a 10-year-old girl called Emma Lou from Bolton. The bull gets its name from the Perry Barr arena.

What is the motto of 2022 Commonwealth Games?

The motto for the quadrennial event is “Games for Everyone.” The competition seeks to send a message of unity and embrace diversity.

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