POSTED: September 7th 2017

Birmingham shuts out Liverpool and wins 2022 Commonwealth Games nomination for Great Britain

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(SFC) Birmingham was chosen today as the official bid  put forward by the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) recommending it as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The city was in a two horse race with Liverpool to win the English nomination to replace Durban, South Africa as the host to the Commonwealth Games after it lost the nomination in March.

Ian Ward, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, said, "This is a great endorsement by the UK Government of Birmingham's credentials to host the Games and recognition of the city's resolve to deliver a memorable event. We appreciate that it was a very close decision and that Liverpool pushed us all the way with a very compelling proposal. This is not the end of the journey and we look forward to working with the Government as it makes its final decision to support a UK Candidate City."

Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands, added, "The regional support of the Midlands was a key determining factor and I want to thank all those regional agencies and organisations that have worked hard over the last six months to get us to this position. We will make the Commonwealth proud."

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