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the insidethegames.biz LIVE BLOG from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games starts TODAY?

Starting at 7pm UK time today, July 28, our team being led by editor-in-chief Duncan Mackay will be LIVE BLOGGING from the Alexander Stadium where the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place.

Prince Charles is to represent Queen Elizabeth II at the official opening, and Duran Duran are set to headline the musical component following performances from a choir with more than 700 voices and renowned artists and emerging talent from Birmingham.


The insidethegames.biz core team in Birmingham includes senior reporter Geoff Berkeley, reporter Michael Houston, junior reporters Patrick Burke and Owen Lloyd, chief feature writer Mike Rowbottom and Olympic historian Philip Barker who will all be contributing to the LIVE BLOG for all 12 days of competition bringing you all the action as it happens.

The Games is being held in 14 venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Birmingham 2022 will feature 286 sessions across 19 different sports and eight Para sports and athletes from 72 countries and territories of the Commonwealth will take part.

The Birmingham 2022 medal event programme features more medal events for women than men for the first time in Commonwealth Games history, as well as a fully integrated Para sport programme. You can check out the latest Medal Table and Results here.


We will be bringing you every second of the Games on our LIVE BLOG so you won’t miss a thing.

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