The Coordination Commission [CoCom] of the 2020 Commonwealth Games is all, but ready to undertake its latest review of Birmingham 2022 preparations.
The CoCom will take place from 2-3 June and will be Chaired by CGF Vice President Bruce Robertson of Canada.
Robertson, a former swimmer who won six Commonwealth Games medals and two Olympic medals, has previously served as CGF CoCom Chair for Melbourne 2006, Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. He is also the CGF representative on the Birmingham 2022 Legacy and Benefits Committee.
The other members of the five-person CoCom are Association of Summer Olympic International Federations [ASOIF] Executive Director Andrew Ryan, CGF Chief Operating Officer Darren Hall, former Glasgow City Council Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council Carole Forrest and Commonwealth Games Scotland Head of Games Operations Elinor Middlemiss.
According to the CGF CoCom Chair [Bruce Robertson], the organising committee is working assiduously with the aim of ensuring the delivery of a fantastic Commonwealth Games in 2022:
“Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee and the wider partnership have impressively continued to move forward for to ensure the delivery of a fantastic Commonwealth Games in July and August 2022.
“With several exciting opportunities coming up, including the imminent launch the Games volunteering programme, we look forward to our latest review of Birmingham 2022 and to providing our guidance and expertise to help support preparations for the event.”
Undertaken virtually due to the ongoing international travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, this will be the sixth CGF CoCom review of Birmingham 2022.