The 22nd 

The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games also known as the ‘Friendly Games’ will begin with the opening ceremony on Thursday 28th July 2022 and then close on Monday 8th August!

That’s just 238 days away!

The Queens Baton was handed over by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on the 7th October to the PARA Olympian, Ms KADEEMA COX who might we add is a 4 times GOLD medallist and also currently taking part in the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here with Ant and Dec! 

With the baton traveling to 72 nations with over 294 days of travelling which works out at around 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres) and then finally arriving at the opening ceremony on the 28th July.

Currently the baton has just left Botswana and will arrive in St Helena early in December before travelling around South Africa and spending Christmas Eve in the Seychelles.

Did you know that


commonwealth nations will take part in…


different sports across…


different venues around the Midlands with…


athletes coming to Birmingham to win gold for their countries!

There will be


days of swimming!


days of cricket (at Edgbaston)!


days of gymnastics and…


days of athletics

Our Commonwealth Map

Use the map we have created below to learn a little more about each country,
from national dishes to what foods they might sell to us here in the United Kingdom.


Fruit & Veg Grown

Traditional Food

Competed In

Capital City