2022 Commonwealth Games
|Nations participating||70 Commonwealth nations|
|Queen's Baton Final Runner||TBD|
Birmingham, England was the only city to submit a bid for the event when bids were due. Other cities had expressed interest in bidding to host the event, but declined to submit bids.   Birmingham stood as the only candidate to replace Durban, South Africa as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.  However it was announced that the bid was not fully compliant and the bidding process was extended until 30 November 2017.
Host city selectionsEdit
Two cities initially launched bids for the games; Durban, South Africa and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Edmonton withdrew its bid in February 2015, leaving Durban as the only bid to go forward to CGF General Assembly in September 2015. The coastal South African city of Durban initially secured the right to host the games, as they were the sole bidder for the event. The city previously considered bidding for the 2020 or 2024 Summer Olympics.
Stripping of Durban as HostEdit
On 13 March 2017, the same day that the baton relay for the 2018 games got underway, it was announced that the Commonwealth Games Federation had stripped Durban of the hosting rights of the games due to not meeting the criteria set out by the CGF. It was reported in February 2017 however, Durban may be unable to host the games due to financial constraints. This was confirmed one month later on 13 March 2017 when the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) stripped Durban of their rights to host the games.
It would have marked the first time the games were held in Africa and the second time a Commonwealth republic would have hosted, following Delhi, India in 2010. The games were set to open on the 18 July 2022, coinciding with the birthday of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela.
A new bidding process was launched and Liverpool and Birmingham expressed their interests in hosting the games. On 14 March 2017, Manchester, who previously hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games, expressed their interest in hosting the games. In September 2017, Birmingham beat Liverpool for the recommended bid for England. With Birmingham being the sole bidder for the event they won the right to stage the Games.However, it was announced that the bid was not fully compliant and the bidding process was extended until 30 November 2017. The CGF had 170 questions regarding Birmingham's bid.
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