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07 Sep 2017
Birmingham named candidate city for UK’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Birmingham has beaten Liverpool in a two-horse race to be named the preferred candidate city for the UK’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The decision to put Birmingham forward – made by an independent assessment panel, in partnership with officials from the DCMS – brings to an end rival city Liverpool’s hopes of hosting the Games.

Birmingham will now have to put together “a compelling business case”, showing clear value for public money in order to receive government backing – and funding – towards an official bid.

Following a detailed bid proposal, the government will then consult with Commonwealth Games England whether the UK will submit a formal bid for the 2022 Games.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: “I am grateful to the bid teams from both Birmingham and Liverpool for their hard work in making the case for their respective cities as potential Commonwealth Games hosts.

“Now, after a comprehensive assessment process, the government will look at the final bid proposal from Birmingham and decide if a formal bid will be submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation.

“We need to be completely satisfied that the bid offers overall value for money from hosting the Games and that a strong economic and sporting legacy can be delivered from it.”

The Birmingham 2022 bid team was boosted in July with the inclusion of Brendan Foster, the former Commonwealth 10,000m champion.

The team includes a number of high-profile sports administrators – including UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos, NEC Group arenas managing director Phil Mead and University of Birmingham director of sport Zena Wooldridge.

Ian Ward, deputy leader and chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, said: “This is a great endorsement by the UK Government of Birmingham’s credentials to host the Games and recognition of the city’s resolve to deliver a memorable event.

“We appreciate that it was a very close decision and that Liverpool pushed us all the way with a very compelling proposal. This is not the end of the journey and we look forward to working with the Government as it makes its final decision to support a UK Candidate City.”


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16 May 2018
Wellness for Cancer hosts second roundtable at Mayo Clinic
Attendees at the second Wellness For Cancer roundtable last week identified steps to take to move the spa industry forward in treating guests who have – or have had – cancer.
15 May 2018
Global Wellness Day 2018 to focus on kids’ wellness
Global Wellness Day – an international celebration offering a range of free health and wellness activities to the public – will be celebrated this year in more than 4,000 locations in 100 countries on 9 June.
15 May 2018
National Fitness Day 2018 to celebrate local 'fitness heroes'
This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will look to celebrate the most inspiring fitness individuals in communities across the UK.
09 May 2018
Wellness designer Clodagh to speak at GWS
Multi-disciplinary designer Clodagh, whose recent projects include the Six Senses Douro Valley and the reopened Six Senses Kaplankaya, will share her vision for truly integrated wellness design with conference delegates at the Global Wellness Summit in Italy this October.
08 May 2018
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019
Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
08 May 2018
Venue plans completed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOPG), has finalised its plans for the venues for the Games.
08 May 2018
Breaking: Jeremy Hunt to headline ukactive National Summit 2018
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will be the headline speaker at the ukactive’s National Summit 2018.
03 May 2018
ukactive Awards finalists revealed
The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have been divided into three groups – business excellence, specialist impact and individual achievement – and in total winners will be announced in 11 categories. Replacing the Flame Awards, this year's edition will feature an expanded Leisure Centre Operator of the Year award, which covers any club or centre – from independents, studios and boutiques to budget gyms, local authority centres and clubs that are part of a nationwide chain.
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