The BBC has confirmed they have secured the rights to broadcast the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The event will be the 18th consecutive games to be broadcast by the BBC, but it is being held in Birmingham for the first time.
From the 28th July until the 8th August the BBC will be hosting extensive coverage of the games on several platforms, including live action, highlights and news packages.
Director-General of the BBC, Tim Davie said: “In a year when many major sport events have been postponed, this is welcome news for the BBC. We are delighted to be broadcasting the Commonwealth Games.”
One fan of the Commonwealth Games replied to the above tweet saying, “Excellent news. They do a great job in broadcasting the Commonwealth Games. Looking forward to it.”
This announcement comes as Birmingham 2022 announce their medal programme, where for the first time in history at a major multi-sport event, more medals will be awarded to women than men.
Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin DBE said: “I am delighted that the BBC has taken up the domestic rights for the Commonwealth Games. I believe this deal represents a huge vote of confidence in Birmingham as well as the entire Commonwealth Sport Movement.”