Commonwealth Games 2022: When are they, where are they being held, and how can I get tickets?

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Commonwealth Games 2022: When are they, where are they being held, and how can I get tickets? - AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Commonwealth Games 2022: When are they, where are they being held, and how can I get tickets? - AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Commonwealth Games return to England for the first time in two decades, with Birmingham playing host after Durban was stripped of the event amid financial difficulties. Here's all you need to know about this summer's Games.

What is it?

The 22nd Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event for athletes from Commonwealth countries. The Games return to England for the first time since 2002 in Manchester. However, they have been held in the UK in that time - Glasgow hosted the 2014 edition.

Where is it being held?

Birmingham is this year's host city, with the revamped Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr hosting the athletics. Other events are spread around the West Midlands including swimming at the purpose-built Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Some cycling events will be held at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London.

When does it start?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games run from Thursday July 28 to Monday August 8.

Are tickets still available?

Yes, you can still purchase tickets for many of the events here. However, some sports - including swimming, mountain biking, the cycling time trial and road race, artistic gymnastics and both triathlon and para-triathlon are resale tickets only. There is availability for all other sports.

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Triple Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty faces a race against time to be fit for the Commonwealth Games but the 27-year-old says he has the training and experience behind him to return in top shape.

England's Peaty, an eight-times world champion and holder of the 50m and 100m world breaststroke titles, pulled out of this month's world championships after breaking his right foot in the gym in May.

Peaty will have little time to prepare for the Games after his time in a protective boot is over.

"When I come out of the boot, I will have four and a half weeks - it is not a long time to get properly ready for a championship at all, but if anyone can do it I can do it," Peaty said.

"That isn't being arrogant – I am just confident. I know I have the fitness, I know I have the background, I know I have 17 years of hardcore training behind me. It is just about whether I can get those feet up in terms of technique.