Commonwealth Games are open to countries that are members of the Commonwealth i.e. Nations and territories that were formerly a part of the then British Empire.
England’s city, Birmingham, was officially confirmed and announced as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after defeating a rival British bid from Liverpool today, December 21, 2017.
Prior to this time, the games and its hosting were awarded to Durban, a south African city in 2015 but the city could not own up to its responsibilities of hosting the games due to financial constraints. After the offer was taken from Durban, a bid was set up by the CGF for countries with interest in the hosting of the event. Some of these countries are Australia, Canada and Malaysia.
The encouraged rival bids however, proved abortive as the midland city finally got the victory after a long wait of about three months.
Commonwealth games federation president Louise Martin said this in a press conference at Birmingham’s arena academy; “we congratulate Birmingham and England on today’s announcement… it is a defining moment for this truly commonwealth city.”
The budget for the 2022 Games, which will cover for a period of twelve days (July 27 to August 7) is reported to be £750 million ($1 billion, €845 million).
British sports minister Tracy Crouch said “The UK has a brilliant track record for putting on the biggest sports events in the world and it’s great news that Birmingham has been selected to host the 2022 commonwealth games.” This statement can indeed be confirmed from the successful hosting of such events in the past, like the Manchester 2002, London 2012, Glasgow 2014.
Commonwealth Games are however opened to countries that are members of the Commonwealth i.e. Nations and territories that were formerly a part of the then British Empire.