Commonwealth Games 2022: Opening Ceremony time, TV channel and live stream for the HUGE event in Birmingham


GET ready to represent your country as the Commonwealth Games draw closer – and they will be held on English soil for the first time since 2002!

Around 6,600 athletes from 72 nations will all have their eye on gold this summer.

When and where are the Commonwealth Games held?

The iconic summer event takes place from Thursday 28 July The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7pm UK time.

And the Commonwealth Games are expected to come to an end Saturday, August 8th

Birmingham, England is the venue for the massive tournament and there are 15 different venues depending on the event.

However, the main venue of the 11-day competition will be the Alexander Stadium, which will also host the opening and closing ceremonies.

Semenya flops in the women's 5,000m in what may be the last race ever

This is the first time since 2002, two decades ago, that the Commonwealth Games have been held on English soil.

How can I watch the Commonwealth Games?

The Commonwealth Games will be broadcast LIVE via BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three.

Viewers can also follow coverage via the BBC iPlayer app, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

Olympic gold medalists Michael Johnson and Jessica Ennis-Hill will be part of the judging panel, as will Commonwealth winners Max Whitlock and Beth Tweddle.

What is the Commonwealth Games schedule?

  • Athletics and Para Athletics: Tuesday 2 August–Sunday 7 August
  • Badminton: Friday 29 July–Monday 8 August
  • basketball and wheelchair basketball: Friday 29 July–Tuesday 2 August
  • Beach-Volleyball: Saturday 30 July–Sunday 7 August
  • boxes: Friday 29 July–Thursday 4 August, Saturday 6 August–Sunday 7 August
  • Kricket: Friday 29 July – Sunday 31 July, Tuesday 2 August – Thursday 4 August, Saturday 6 August – Sunday 7 August
  • Cycling – mountain biking: Wednesday 3 August
  • Cycling–road racing: Sunday, August 7th
  • Cycling time trial: Thursday, August 4th
  • Cycling–Track & Para Track: Friday 29 July–Monday 1 August
  • Dive: Thursday 4 August–Monday 8 August
  • Gymnastics – Artistic: Friday 29 July–Tuesday 2 August
  • Gymnastics – Rhythmic: Thursday 4 August–Saturday 6 August
  • Eishockey: Friday 29 July–Monday 8 August
  • Judo: Monday 1 August–Wednesday 3 August
  • Lawn Bowls und Para Lawn Bowls: Friday 29 July–Saturday 6 August
  • Marathon: Saturday 30 July
  • Netball: Friday 29 July–Sunday 7 August
  • Para powerlifting: Thursday, August 4th
  • Rugby Sevens: Friday 29 July–Sunday 31 July
  • To squeeze: Friday 29 July–Monday 8 August
  • Swimming and Paraswimming: Friday 29 July–Wednesday 3 August
  • Table tennis and Para table tennis: Friday 29 July–Monday 8 August
  • Triathlon and Para-Triathlon: Friday 29 July, Sunday 31 July
  • weightlifting: Saturday 30 July–Wednesday 3 August
  • The ring: Friday 5 August–Saturday 6 August
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