Two years to go until Birmingham 2022

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In exactly two years’ time, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will begin, and kick start the biggest sporting event in the UK since the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Triathlon made its debut at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 but it wasn’t until the 2014 Games that any British athlete won a medal.

In Glasgow, Team England won five of the nine medals available with Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson claiming the individual gold medals while the English team won the first ever team relay gold.

On the Gold Coast four years later, Marc Austin secured Scotland’s first ever triathlon medal and with the inclusion of paratriathlon Joe Townsend and Jade Jones won the gold for England.

Chief Executive Officer for Birmingham 2022, Ian Reid, said: “Today marks exactly two years to go until the official opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022 and we’re on track with our plans to host a spectacular event which will not only put Birmingham and the West Midlands centre stage but will also be an integral part of the region’s recovery plan following the global pandemic, bringing jobs for local people and contracts for local businesses.”

The Commonwealth Games Federation is also joining the other Games Partners in celebrating the countdown to Birmingham 2022 and CGF President, Dame Louise Martin DBE, said: “Today marks two years to go to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It only feels like yesterday that the Commonwealth Games Federation awarded the city the right to stage the XXII edition of the competition, when in reality, that announcement was back in December 2017!

“Birmingham and the West Midlands are making excellent progress towards staging a fantastic competition for athletes, fans and spectators, alike, across the Commonwealth.

“Birmingham is one of the most culturally diverse cities of the UK, home to 187 nationalities which makes the 2022 Commonwealth Games really feel like a home Games for all of our 71 nations and territories. It is truly a Commonwealth city. We are looking forward to welcoming the world to the West Midlands in just two years’ time.”

More information about all of the venues for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which are located in the host city and across the West Midlands region, is available at www.birmingham2022.com where you can also sign-up to receive regular updates about the Games over the next 24 months.

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