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Commonwealth Games 2022: Sports and venues confirmed

Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Credit: PA

The full list of sports and venues for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have been confirmed.

Shooting will not be included in the competition. The cycling events will take place in London - the only venue outside the West Midlands.

17 sports will take place over 11 days of the Games. The locations are as follows:

  • Athletics and Para-Athletics will take place at an upgraded Alexander Stadium, close to the Commonwealth Games Village
  • Gymnastics will be held at Arena Birmingham
  • The NEC campus will host six sports – Badminton, Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis, Weightlifting (and Para Powerlifting) and Wrestling
  • Hockey and Squash will take place at Birmingham University’s facilities
  • Rugby Sevens will be at Aston Villa’s football ground Villa Park
  • Swimming and Diving will take place at a new Aquatics Facility in Sandwell
  • Triathlon will be at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield
  • Mountain Biking will be held at Cannock Chase
  • Netball will be at the Coventry Arena
  • Lawn Bowls will be held in Royal Leamington Spa
  • Track cycling will take place at the velodrome at the Lee Valley Velo Park in London

A Birmingham city-centre venue for the 3x3 Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball events is still being finalised.

Around a million tickets will be available, and will go on sale closer to the event.

All of the venues are already open, with the exception of the new Aquatics Centre, which is planned to be built in Sandwell.

The closing ceremony of the 2018 Games on Australia's Gold Coast. Credit: PA

John Crabtree, who chairs the Birmingham Organising Committee of the 2022 Commonwealth Games said: “It’s another important milestone as progress continues towards Birmingham’s largest-ever global sporting and cultural event in less than four years’ time.

“With the revamp of Alexander Stadium, plans for a brand-new facility at Sandwell and a tried and tested team of sporting venues across the West Midlands – all our collaborative efforts are focused on ensuring the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a spectacular sporting showcase of the city and region.”

This is an exciting sport programme that will be held at some of the region’s most iconic sites and venues.

– Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: "The Commonwealth Games will showcase the very best of Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK to the rest of the world. This is an exciting sport programme that will be held at some of the region’s most iconic sites and venues. I am particularly pleased that it features an inclusive para-sport programme and equal medal opportunities for men and women."