Commonwealth Games: Birmingham announced as host of 2022 event

Weightlifting will be held at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall under the city’s plans

Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games – the most expensive sports event to be staged in Britain since the London 2012 Olympics.

The city’s was the only bid submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) by the deadline of 30 September, after it was chosen ahead of Liverpool as Britain’s candidate.

The CGF initially deemed the city’s bid was “not fully compliant”.

However, it has now been confirmed as the host of the £750m event.

Birmingham mayor Andy Street described the announcement