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Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid gets backing

ALL OF THE LIGHTS: The West Midlands city wants to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games (image credit: Visit Birmingham)

BIRMINGHAM CITY Council has welcomed the news that the Government is backing their bid to be the official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Birmingham bid team, the Government and Commonwealth Games England are now working together to finalise the formal bid submission which was delivered to the Commonwealth Games Federation on September 30.

Councillor Ian Ward, interim leader of Birmingham City Council and chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, said:

“We have worked closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Treasury to create a compelling, compliant and value for money bid for Birmingham to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“The support of the UK Government is a great endorsement of our bid and we are excited about finalising our submission and edging closer to the opportunity to bring the Games to Birmingham.

“The support we have received from a range of public and private sector partners and from across the wider West Midlands region and beyond has been incredible and we thank everyone for backing Brum’s bid to get us this far.”

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