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The Commonwealth Games: searching for relevancy, a host and a reason to exist

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It’s nine months until the start of the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which also means it’s four years and nine months till the start of the XXIII Commonwealth Games in, well, nobody knows. The Commonwealth G...

Government warned not to waste legacy of Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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Success in elite sport has not inspired ordinary Britons to become more active, the government will be told on Wednesday, and it must seize the moment to ensure that the participation legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth G...

Lady Scotland faces challenge for top Commonwealth role

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Lady Scotland, the secretary general of the Commonwealth, and a long-time target of the Conservative government, faces a challenge for her post from the Kenyan defence minister with the support of the Kenyan president...

Peaky Blinders creator to produce Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ceremonies

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Glasgow had dancing Tunnock’s teacakes and real Scottish terriers while the Gold Coast had surfers and a giant inflatable white humpback whale. So what will the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmi...

Forests will rise around Birmingham to make Commonwealth Games 2022 carbon neutral

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Thousands of acres of forest will be created in and around Birmingham under plans to make the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the city carbon neutral. In an announcement to mark 500 days to the start of the Games, organise...