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Commonwealth Games 2022

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Birmingham has been named host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games - the most expensive sports event to be held in Britain since the London Olympics.

Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games will showcase the best of Britain to the world and will provide substantial benefits to the region, United Kingdom Government officials have claimed. The games, which have an estimated budget of £750m, were last held in the UK in 2014, when they took place in Glasgow. Birmingham is the replacement host city for Durban, South Africa, which was stripped of the event over financial problems.

The Games are expected to take place between 27 July and 7 August 2022. The city council hopes to create an athlete's village in Perry Barr, home to Alexandra Stadium, which will be expanded to host the events and ceremonies. Victoria Square will be used for 3x3 Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball. The only new venue in the bid is the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, set to host Swimming, Para Swimming and Diving.

Worcestershire Street Sixies

From it's 2016 success, Worcestershire Street Sixies is back. Organisers took to the streets in Worcestershire city centre to create an enormous cricket ground. Teams forming from a host of local businesses and organisations, each battling it out in matches played on impromptu pitches in Angel Place and Broad Street. There were 24 teams of six [...]

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South West 7's Festival Video

A Celebration Of The Finest Sport & Music From Across The UK, Hosted In The Rugby Heartland Of The South-West...Soaring towards becoming one of the biggest multi-sports festivals across the area, South West '7'S celebrates sport and music from a grassroots level up...With Rugby 7s at its heart, come and enjoy a weekend of fast paced [...]

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The Paralympians

The Rio 2016 Paralympics have finished and been over for a few days now and that has given us time to reflect on the sporting achievements of what has turned out to be a successful games.Team GB have been as solid as ever and broken records in medal haul as well as events. The pride, the joy and [...]

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Here we go again ....... Team GB Paralympians

The worrying vibes coming from Rio after the Olympics concerning the funding for the Paralypics made us all feel for the athletes. All the effort and perseverance of the last four years could have been for nothing. Fortunately common sense prevailed over financial sense and in the first days of these games we have been [...]

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Record Breakers back from Rio 2016

The triumphant members of Team GB have returned to a wonderful home welcoming to mark an historic games in Rio. Great Britain has become the first country to exceed the total of medals won in a games following those which it previously hosted. All in all, the efforts of the whole team has been an [...]

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Back to Brazil

We are nearly at the end of the games and what an Olympics it has been for Team GB. At the time of writing our athletes have surpassed the previous medals tally of forty eight by two, making it the most successful overseas total ever.Meanwhile our girl, Martina Rizzelli and her team mates (Italy), finished [...]

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The Rio Olympics begin

A spectacular opening ceremony that was low key enough on spending, but evident in the culture of the hosts and the embracing of athletes from all over the world. Rio 2016 is underway and our Martina Rizzelli was at the front of the Italian team (first left of photo) joining in on the celebration that [...]

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Rio Grande

We are nearly there, four years on from the London games and the Olympic flame will be burning brightly in Rio. Here at Speed One Sports we embrace all sports and all sports men and women who strive to be the best. We are proud to say that we have a family representative who will [...]

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