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Volume 6 No. 211
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Birmingham Reaffirms Bid To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham submitted a revised bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation "in a final attempt to convince the body it can act as host city" for the '22 event, according to Duncan Tift of THE BUSINESS DESK. The city thought it had secured the sporting event "after it was the only city to submit a bid" before the Sept. 30 deadline. However, the CGF reopened the bidding for the 2022 Games after it judged Birmingham's bid as not "fully compliant." One of the main "stumbling blocks" was thought to be the Athletes Village and the ability of the city to provide accommodation for all competitors. The CGF set a "fresh" deadline of Nov. 30 for all interested parties to enable the submission of fully compliant proposals. The CGF received updates from Australia, Canada, England and Malaysia but was "not clear on whether fresh bids had been submitted" (THE BUSINESS DESK, 12/11).