POSTED: October 6th 2017

Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 gets 'not fully compliant' report card

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(SFC) Despite being the only bid put forth for the 2022 Commonwealth Games the Birmingham bid took a step back today and will have to go back and review their plan. 

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board meeting today in Sri Lanka decided to extend the deadline for candidates until November 30th and rated Birmingham 2022's plan "not fully compliant" with their requisites for host cities. This will give the bid time to work on adjustments since it is the only bid on the table and if any other city has second thoughts they might decide to throw the hat in the ring.

CGF President, Louise Martin CBE said in a statement, "In just six months' time we will be at the heart of a thrilling sporting spectacle on Australia's Gold Coast.  We are inspired and impressed by the detailed preparations for the next edition of the Commonwealth Games and have approved the creative concepts for the Gold Coast 2018 Opening and Closing Ceremonies and welcomed this week's completion of the Athletes' Village.

"We are also working hard to find the best possible solution to ensure a successful Games after Gold Coast and a continued commitment to host community legacies. 

"I must congratulate the Birmingham Bid team for the work that has been undertaken in preparing a comprehensive proposal for 2022. We have carefully reviewed the bids and updates received as part of the ongoing 2022 Candidate City Process and have agreed - noting the challenging timescales and no fully compliant bid - that further time should be given to all interested parties to enable the submission of fully compliant proposals."

The CGF is looking for a replacement after the Durban, South Africa host city agreement was scrapped as they did not meet the financial requirements. 

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