Commonwealth Games

Team England lands first Commonwealth Games 2022 sponsor

Gowling WLG has been unveiled as the first Official Sponsor of Team England for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The law firm, which also holds the honour of being the first Official Sponsor of the Games itself, will serve as the Official Legal Advisers to Commonwealth Games England and will advise the organisation on a range of issues including commercial and contract matters, employment law and data protection in the run up to the event.

Birmingham 2022 unveils first official sponsor

Birmingham 2022 has announced law firm Gowling WLG as its first official sponsor.

The international law firm will serve as Official Legal Advisors for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will take place between 27th July and 7th August, and will work with the Games organisers on a range of topics, including “brand protection, corporate governance, procurement, disputes and risk management and general commercial matters."

Women’s cricket among new sports lined up for Birmingham 2022

Women’s Twenty20 cricket is one of three new sports that could be added to the programme of events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, after proposals from local organisers were given approval by the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF’s) Executive Board.

Under the proposals, beach volleyball and para table tennis have also been recommended for inclusion in the programme, in a move that could see more medals available for women and more para-sports included, than at any other previous edition of the Commonwealth Games.

INDUSTRY SHORTS: Birmingham 2022, SailGP, Eurosport, GB Hockey

A new project designed to encourage social integration among young people from 20 schools across Birmingham has been set up ahead of the city’s staging of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Birmingham Connect project will see young people aged 11 to 13 paired with students in other schools across the city to help them connect through sport.

The project is being run by the children’s charity Youth Sport Trust in partnership with the English Commonwealth Games team, Team England. Funding has been provided by Sport England and other local and national organisations.

Brum 2022 recruitment underway

The first phase of recruitment for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun, supported by the launch of a dedicated jobs microsite.

Roles are being advertised across a number of core functional areas, including Finance, HR and Administration.

The successful candidates will be the first to join the newly-established Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee, whose team is expected to grow to 1,000 over the next four years.

It follows July’s appointment of John Crabtree as chair of the Organising Committee for Birmingham 2022.  

Birmingham 2022 Chair appointed

Business leader John Crabtree has been named as chairman of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The West Midlands-based lawyer and businessman will take on a £20,000 per year role overseeing Games’ delivery, following his appointment by the UK Government.

Crabtree, a director of English Premiership rugby club Worcester Warriors, is a high-profile local figure, who has played a key role in the public life of the city and region over many years.

OPINION: Placing Values over Value

Ahead of the opening of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, Brian Lewis, president of the Trinidad & Tobago Commonwealth Games Association and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, discussing the important of placing values above value, in an era of increased relevance for the Commonwealth...

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