Birmingham announced as host of 2022 Commonwealth Games

The games are expected to cost £750 million, making them the most expensive event since the Olympics in London in 2012.

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Sir Lenny Henry comments on Commonwealth Games announcement

Sir Lenny Henry, Chancellor of Birmingham City University Credit: Birmingham City University

Sir Lenny Henry, stand-up comedian and Chancellor of Birmingham City University, has released a statement following the announcement that the city of Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022

Bringing the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham will help boost the profile of a city which should not just be recognised on a national scale, but deserves to be a name that resonates around the world.

The city already boasts much of the infrastructure needed to put on an event of this size and scale, and to host the Games will be a real positive for all of us with a connection with this part of the world.

– Sir Lenny Henry, Chancellor of Birmingham City University

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