Birmingham announces 2026 Commonwealth Games bid
Birmingham is joining the bidding to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
City council leader John Clancy said Birmingham was a "fantastic sporting city", hosting major events including The Ashes and the Rugby World Cup.
The event could generate more than £390m for the region, claimed the council which has launched a feasibility study.
The mayor of Liverpool revealed in August the city is also planning a bid.
'Warm, welcoming and friendly' Other places expected to be in the running include Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and Edmonton in Canada.
It is 31 years since the city's... read more
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