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Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be played in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games, the 22nd edition of the quadrennial event, are upon us. A total of 72 teams – 54 countries and 18 territories – that make up the Commonwealth will compete for honor in 20 sports and several events within them.

Birmingham is the third city in England to host a Commonwealth Games event, the previous ones being London (1934) and Manchester (2002). Birmingham 2022 comes 10 years after London hosted the Olympics and twenty years since Manchester to build on their legacy.

Let’s quickly review some of the most crucial questions regarding the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

When do the 2022 Commonwealth Games start?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games begin on July 28. The opening ceremony will take place that day and the sporting events will begin the following day.

When do the 2022 Commonwealth Games end?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will end on August 8 with the Closing Ceremony.

Where are the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham, England. Birmingham is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands region and is the second largest city in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham secured host city rights in 2017. A total of 15 venues across the West Midlands have been selected to host various events, including the famous NEC Arena and Coventry Stadium.

Where can I watch the Commonwealth Games 2022?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be broadcast live on Sony Network for TV and SonyLiv for streaming.

How many sports will be played at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

There are 280 medals up for grabs across 20 sports at CWG 2022. In addition to the ten core sports of 2018 – athletics, badminton, boxing, hockey, bowls, netball (for women), rugby sevens, squash, swimming and weightlifting – five sports will be included in this category: road cycling, judo, triathlon, table tennis and wrestling.

The new regulations adopted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) also provide for a number of para-sports integrated into four main sports: athletics, bowls, swimming and weightlifting.

Full list of sports and events:

Aquatic – diving

Water sports – swimming and para-swimming

Athletics and para-athletics

Badminton

Basketball 3×3

Beach volleyball

Boxing

Cricket T20

Cycling – mountain biking

Cycling – road racing

Cycling – time trial

Cycling – track and para track

Artistic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Hockey

Judo

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

netball

Para powerlifting

Rugby sevens

To crush

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Triathlon and paratriathlon

Wheelchair basketball 3×3

Bodybuilding

Struggle

What are the new sports at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Women’s T20 cricket, 3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball will make their debuts at the Games. Para-athletes will compete for the first time in table tennis. For India, women’s cricket will be one to watch with Harmanpreet Kaur top of Group A.

Cricket returns to the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 24 years. Its last appearance was in 1998 as a men’s A-list tournament in Kuala Lumpur.

Judo is included in the Commonwealth Games for the fourth time and was absent in 2018.

3×3 basketball is the faster version of the usual 5×5 format. It is played on a half court with a run to 21 points or played until the clock reaches 10 minutes. Also compared to the usual standard, 3×3 basketball has a 12-second timer.

Which venues are being used for the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

The Commonwealth Games will be held at 15 venues.

Alexandre Stadium – Athletics

Arena Birmingham – Gymnastics

Edgbaston Ground – Cricket (Women’s T20I)

Sutton Park – Triathlon

University of Birmingham – Hockey and Squash

Smithfield – 3×3 basketball, beach volleyball, marathon (beginning)

Place Victoria – Marathon (arrival)

Cannock Chase Forest – Cycling (MTB)

Coventry Stadium and Arena – Rugby 7s, Judo, Wrestling

Sandwell Aquatics Center – Aquatics (swimming and diving)

National Exhibition Center – Netball, weightlifting/powerlifting, table tennis, boxing, badminton.

West Park – Cycling (time trial)

Myton Fields – Cycling (Road Race)

Victoria Park – Royal Leamington Spa – Boulingrin

Lee Valley VeloPark in London – Cycling

What is the schedule for the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

2022 Commonwealth Games Schedule (in IST) as below:

July 28

Opening Ceremony – 11:30 p.m. IST

July 29

Boules on lawn and para lawn – 1:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Badminton – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Gymnastics – Artistic – 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hockey – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

7-a-side rugby – 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cycling – Track and Para Track – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Aquatics – Swimming and Para-swimming – 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Cricket – 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Triathlon and Para Triathlon – 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Boxing – 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Netball – 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Squash – 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Badminton – 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hockey – 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls – 7:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball – 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cycling – Track and Para Track – 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis – 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Gymnastics – Artistic – 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.

Rugby 7 – 10:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Cricket – 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Netball – 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Squash – 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Boxing – 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Badminton – 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Hockey – 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Water sports – Swimming and Para-swimming – 11:30 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.

Basketball 3×3 and Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – 0h00 to 2h30

July 30

Athletics – marathon – 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lawn and Para Lawn – 1:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Badminton – 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Gymnastics – Artistic – 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Hockey – 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Rugby 7 – 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Weightlifting – 1:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., 12:30 a.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Table tennis and para-table tennis – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Cycling, track and para-track – 2:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Swimming and Para-swimming – 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Cricket T20 – 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Boxing – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Netball – 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Squash – 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Beach volleyball – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball – 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

July 31

Lawn and Para Lawn – 1:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 12:45 a.m.

Badminton – 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Gymnastics – Artistic – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hockey – 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Rugby 7 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Triathlon and para triathlon – 3:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Weightlifting – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Table tennis and para-table tennis – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Cycling, track and para-track – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Swimming and Para-swimming – 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.

Cricket – 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Boxing – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.

Netball – 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Squash – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Beach volleyball – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball – 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

August 1

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

Badminton

Gymnastic

Hockey

Rugby 7s

Triathlon and paratriathlon

Bodybuilding

Judo

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Cycling, track and para-track

Swimming and Para-swimming

locust

Boxing

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball

August 2nd

Athletics and para-athletics

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

Badminton

Gymnastic

Hockey

Rugby 7s

Triathlon and paratriathlon

Bodybuilding

Judo

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Cycling, track and para-track

Swimming and Para-swimming

locust

Boxing

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball

August 3

Athletics and para-athletics

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

Badminton

Hockey

Bodybuilding

Judo

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Cycling, mountain biking

Swimming and Para-swimming

locust

Boxing

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

August 4

Athletics and para-athletics

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

Badminton

Hockey

Para powerlifting

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Cycling – time trial

Dive

locust

Boxing

Rhythmic Gymnastics

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

5 August

Athletics and para-athletics

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

Badminton

Hockey

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Dive

Struggle

Rhythmic Gymnastics

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

August 6

Athletics and para-athletics

Lawn balls and para lawn balls

Badminton

Hockey

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Dive

Struggle

Boxing

locust

Rhythmic Gymnastics

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

August 7

Athletics and para-athletics

Cycling – Road racing

Badminton

Hockey

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Dive

Boxing

locust

netball

To crush

Beach volleyball

August 8

Badminton

Hockey

Table tennis and para-table tennis

Dive

To crush

Closing ceremony

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