The Commonwealth Games 2022 get underway with the opening ceremony tonight in Birmingham, kicking off virtually two weeks of competitors that may see over 6,500 athletes compete in 19 completely different sports activities.
It all will get began with the opening ceremony, which can happen on the Alexandra Stadium – the venue that may even host the observe and discipline occasions.
Just over 10 years on from the memorable opening ceremony to the London Olympics, the inventive workforce behind the present are anticipated to focus on the expertise and variety of the West Midlands in a present that might be round three hours lengthy.
At its coronary heart would be the Parade of Nations, as collaborating athletes from international locations throughout the Commonwealth stroll into the stadium below their flag. Diver Jack Laugher and weightlifter Emily Campbell have been chosen because the flag bearers for England.
Here’s all the things it’s essential to know forward of the opening ceremony.
When is the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games?
The opening ceremony will begin at round 7pm BST on Thursday 28 July. It will finish at round 10:30pm.
How can I watch it?
The opening ceremony might be proven dwell on BBC One from 7pm. It may even be out there to stream dwell on the BBC Sport web site and BBC iPlayer.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets for the Commonwealth Games are presently on sale at Birmingham2022.com.
The costs range relying on the 5 ticket classes for every occasion with class A the costliest and class E tickets the least costly.
Tickets for the opening ceremony are priced at £22 to £290.
Schedule by sport
- Athletics and Para Athletics: Tuesday, August 2–Sunday, August 7
- Badminton: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
- Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball: Friday, July 29–Tuesday, August 2
- Beach Volleyball: Saturday, July 30–Sunday, August 7
- Boxing: Friday, July 29–Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
- Cricket: Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31, Tuesday, August 2–Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
- Cycling–Mountain Bike: Wednesday, August 3
- Cycling–Road Race: Sunday, August 7
- Cycling–Time Trial: Thursday, August 4
- Cycling–Track & Para Track: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 1
- Diving: Thursday, August 4–Monday, August 8
- Gymnastics–Artistic: Friday, July 29–Tuesday, August 2
- Gymnastics–Rhythmic:Thursday, August 4–Saturday, August 6
- Hockey: Friday, July29–Monday, August 8
- Judo: Monday, August 1–Wednesday, August 3
- Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls: Friday, July 29–Saturday, August 6
- Marathon: Saturday, July 30
- Netball: Friday, July 29–Sunday, August 7
- Para Powerlifting: Thursday, August 4
- Rugby Sevens: Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31
- Squash: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
- Swimming and Para Swimming: Friday, July 29–Wednesday, August 3
- Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
- Triathlon and Para Triathlon: Friday, July 29, Sunday, July 31
- Weightlifting: Saturday, July 30–Wednesday, August 3
- Wrestling: Friday, August 5–Saturday, August 6
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