Birmingham's race to the Commonwealth prize
2022 could be the year of the Regional Games. From the 2012 London Olympics to Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games, the social and economic boost from sporting events has put UK PLC on the map. Now, as Birmingham’s bid for the Commonwealth Games gathers pace, the transformational benefits promise to reach far beyond the city. It’s an exciting time for the region. Birmingham’s place in the heart of the country puts it in prime position to reap the benefits of a successful Commonwealth Games bid, and it will also generate a ripple effect that is about more than the games themselves.