Birmingham Commonwealth Games: where to be held, how to get tickets and watch on TV

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The Commonwealth Games are back to England for the first time in two decades, hosted by Birmingham after Durban was stripped of the event due to financial difficulties. Here’s everything you need to know about this summer’s Games.

What is it?

The 22nd Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event for athletes from Commonwealth countries. The Games are back in England for the first time since 2002 in Manchester. At the time, however, they were held in the UK – Glasgow hosted the 2014 edition.

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Where are the Games held?

Birmingham is this year’s host city, with the revamped Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr hosting athletics. Other events are spread across the West Midlands, including swimming at the purpose-built Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Some cycling events are held in London’s Lee Valley VeloPark.

When will the Commonwealth Games end?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games started on Thursday, July 28 and will end on Monday, August 8.

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How to buy tickets for the Commonwealth Games

You can still buy tickets for many of the events here. Some sports, including swimming, mountain biking, time trial and road cycling, artistic gymnastics, and both triathlon and paratriathlon, only allow resale tickets. There is availability for all other sports.

What is the TV show?

The TBEN brings you live coverage of every session with over 200 hours of live coverage on TBEN One, TBEN Two and TBEN Three.

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There will be up to 11 live streams on TBEN iPlayer and the TBEN Sport website, with additional red button coverage to ensure you can watch your favorite sport.

Which countries participate?