Chief Executive Officer for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Ian Reid has admonished that preparations for next year’s multi-sport event in the West Midlands are going extremely well.

Speaking at the sixth CGF CoCom review of Birmingham 2022 last week, the CEO [Reid] stated that they’re looking forward to staging the biggest ever Commonwealth Games sports programme.

“Birmingham 2022 sits at the heart of a superb summer of sport next year and we’re looking forward to making history by delivering the biggest ever Commonwealth Games sports programme, with 19 sports and eight different Para sports, along with a six-month cultural programme that will entertain, engage and embrace millions of people.

“As always, we are grateful for the support and advice from Bruce and his colleagues on the CGF Coordination Commission and we look forward to providing them with further updates on all of our progress over the next 12 months.”

First proposed by John Astley Cooper in 1891 and formerly known as the British Empire Games, the Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.

Meanwhile, only six nations – Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales have participated in every Commonwealth Games.

The next Commonwealth Games is going to be held in Birmingham, England from July 28 to August 8, 2022.