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Commonwealth Games Federation May Wait Until Next Year To Name '22 Host

Birmingham "may need to wait until next year to find out if it will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games," according to the BBC. The Commonwealth Games Federation said on Wednesday that it is "confident" a city will be chosen in the next four weeks but it "will remain flexible." Birmingham was the "only interested city" before the Sept. 30 deadline but was deemed "not fully compliant." Last week, the CGF said that it had "updates" from Australia, Canada and Malaysia -- but did not confirm any official bids. The body said on Wednesday that it needs "further clarification on a range of issues" before choosing a host city (BBC, 12/6).