BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Birmingham has proven itself capable of hosting major sporting events, including the Olympics, the chief executive of this year's Commonwealth Games said Monday.
However, Ian Reid said the city would be best-placed to co-host a global event like the Olympics as part of a multi-pronged bid with other cities in Britain.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Star batter Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 but was still allowed to help Australia win the first Commonwealth Games gold medal awarded in women’s cricket, beating India by nine runs in Sunday's final at Edgbaston.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Jereem Richards is in the midst of a difficult year yet the Trinidad and Tobago sprinter continues to be an inspiration on the athletics track.
Richards successfully defended his Commonwealth Games 200 meters crown in Birmingham on Saturday night in 19.80 seconds.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A week after the Lionesses became the pride of England for winning soccer's Women's European Championship, their compatriots in field hockey are hoping for their own historic moment in Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — English diver Jack Laugher extended his dominance in the one-meter springboard event Thursday to take a third straight gold at the Commonwealth Games.
The 27-year-old Laugher, who was England's flag bearer at the opening ceremony last week, continued a run that also included gold in Glasgow in 2014 and on Australia's Gold Coast four years ago.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The Sri Lankan team has asked its athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games to turn in their passports after three members went missing.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — On a beautiful day in Birmingham, Tuvalu’s beach volleyball team of Saaga Malosa and Ampex Isaac had fans and officials roaring in approval for both their skills and smiles.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — English swimmer Adam Peaty turned a testing Commonwealth Games around with a resounding triumph in the 50-meter breaststroke final on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Peaty, who was beaten for the first time in eight years in the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday, had vowed to bounce back after a loss he described as devastating.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia center Samu Kerevi is out for the rest of 2022 after damaging his knee at the Commonwealth Games.
Kerevi was given permission to play sevens rugby at the games in Birmingham to bolster Australia's medal hopes, but he was hurt on Saturday in a pool win against Kenya.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Safety concerns forced cycling officials to make a significant adjustment to the Australian team’s racing bikes at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.
Almost a year after Australian cyclist Alex Porter sustained serious facial injuries at the Tokyo Olympics when his handlebars failed during a race, a review found the equipment unsafe.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Australian swimmer Emma McKeon became the Commonwealth Games' most successful athlete during a history-making night in the pool on Sunday.
The 28-year-old McKeon claimed her 11th career gold medal, spread across editions in Glasgow, the Gold Coast and Birmingham, to set a new Commonwealth Games mark for most titles.
LONDON (AP) — Two riders were hospitalized and multiple spectators required medical treatment after a crash catapulted an Olympic gold medalist into the crowd during a Commonwealth Games qualifying race on a high-banked track on Sunday.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Stripped of a medal and issued a fine, New Zealand cyclist Ellesse Andrews turned her fortunes around in stunning fashion at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Andrews shocked Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell in the women's sprint at the Lee Valley velodrome, reeling in the Canadian in both races to claim the gold medal.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — After her success at the world swimming championships in June, Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh triumphed again at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
The 15-year-old McIntosh, who became the first Canadian to win two gold medals at a single championship in Budapest, easily beat her opposition in the 400-meter individual medley.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley protested intolerance toward the LGBTQ+ community at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
The British diver, who is married to Oscar-winning director Dustin Lance Black, played a key role as one of the last bearers in the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The long-established Commonwealth Games will be bringing in something new.
The quadrennial event that opens Thursday in Birmingham will be the first multi-sport international meet to host more medal events for women than for men, and is running in tandem with its largest ever para sport program.
LONDON (AP) — Train drivers at eight British rail companies will go on strike later this month in the second large-scale industrial action set to affect commuters in July.
The Aslef train drivers' union said Thursday its members will walk out for 24 hours on July 30 over pay disputes.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Cody Simpson was part of the entertainment lineup in the buildup for the last Commonwealth Games.
He’ll be on the program again for the 2022 edition, this time as a member of Australia’s swim team.
LONDON (AP) — The Australian state of Victoria has been confirmed as the host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
It will be the first-ever predominantly regional Commonwealth Games with events in several cities and regional hubs including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian state government of Victoria says it has entered into “exclusive negotiations” with the Commonwealth Games Federation to host the 2026 version of the games in regional centers in the state.
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II held her first major engagement at Buckingham Palace since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and a half ago, as she presided Thursday over the launch of the baton relay for next year's Commonwealth Games in the central England city of Birmingham.
TOKYO (AP) — An Olympic athlete from Britain is selling a limited edition smartphone given to every competitor at the Tokyo Games to fund his training for the 2022 season.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Laurel Hubbard hefted 628 pounds (285 kilograms) in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women’s super-heavyweight division for the Tokyo Olympics.
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Australia coach Sandy Brondello credits a training camp in February and playing in the Commonwealth Games at home as a major reason that her team has looked so fluid in its run to the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup...
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — A former official of the Mauritius Commonwealth Games team has been charged with sexually assaulting an athlete...
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 17-year-old Canadian who also holds Russian citizenship has won five of the six gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games.
Vancouver-born Patricia Bezzoubenko, based in Thornhill, Ontario, near Toronto, but who trains regularly with the Russian gymnastics team in Moscow, won the individual all-around title and the team title with Canada.