The countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has officially been marked with an aesthetic Lighting up the night sky show in the West Midlands.

Viewed as the largest sporting and cultural event to take place in the UK since the 2012 London Olympics, the Birmingham 2022 which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be packed full of sport with around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories participating, as well as a six-month cultural festival taking place across the West Midlands.

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According to the organizers, excitement will be building over the next 365 days and that they are going to make every minute count as they work towards delivering the greatest ever edition of the Commonwealth Games!

First held in 1930, the Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.

By Francis Aduo