SPORTS- The 2022 edition of Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham has already set a new record.
The Birmingham Games have become the first multi-sports event to have more women’s than men’s medals events even after the addition of three new sports- Women's Twenty20 cricket, beach volleyball and Para-table tennis.
As compared to 133 men’s medal competitions, there are 135 in women’s category. Birmingham will also have the largest Commonwealth Para-sport programme.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Dame Louise Martin said, “We are passionate advocates of women's sport and Para-sport so I am thrilled we are able to make this special announcement.”
Up to 4,500 athletes are expected to compete across 19 sports from 27 July to 7 August, 2022.