Commonwealth Games 2022

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The 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games are staged in Birmingham, England. It is the third time that England has hosted this event, after London in 1934 and Manchester in 2002. Moreover, it is the seventh time that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been able to host the Commonwealth games. The previous instances were Cardiff 1958, Edinburgh 1970 and 1986, and Glasgow 2014. 


Commonwealth games, otherwise known as Friendly Games, is a multi-national sports event in which the commonwealth countries participate. The first edition took place in Ontario, Canada, in 1930. The 2022 edition is the 21st of all the Commonwealth games so far. Seventy-Two teams are participating in this event, including 54 Commonwealth of Nations countries and 18 territories. 


One thousand eight hundred seventy-five medals have been produced for the event. About 283 medal events are scheduled to be played at the Birmingham games 2022. Moreover, three students designed these medals. Birmingham School of Jewellery chose them through competition. These models’ design and concept are in accordance with and mindful of visually impaired para-athletes. 


The Birmingham Commonwealth games 2022 features nineteen different games. These games include Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowls, Boxing, Cricket (women’s), Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, Hockey, Netball, Rugby 7s, Squash, Table tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. Moreover, the 2022 games have 136 sports events for women and 42 events for Para-sport athletes, the greatest numbers in Games history.


Australia has been the most prosperous nation in the Commonwealth games’ history. They have the highest number of total medals, up to 2416. The second on the list is team England with 2144 total medals. The Canadians are third, followed by team India and team New Zealand. The 2022 edition features about 5000 athletes from 72 nations. Many of these athletes have already won medals for their respective countries and have shown their class and expertise at the Olympic games.


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