Commonwealth Games 2022: Everything you need to know
The best of Australia's athletes have landed in Birmingham to remind the world why our nation has won four of the past five Commonwealth Games. Here is everything you need to know about the games, and who to watch out for at this year's tournament.
Australian athletes will be going for gold when the Commonwealth Games kicks off in Birmingham, in the UK, on July 28, with the opening ceremony on Thursday (4am Friday morning AEST).
They will be defending the nation’s winning streak, with Australia topping the medal tally at four of the past five Commonwealth Games, including taking home the most gold (80) and most medals overall (198) at the most recent tournament, held on the Gold Coast in 2018.
They will compete against athletes from 72 teams across 20 different sports, which this year includes beach volleyball and para table tennis and women’s T20 cricket. It’s expected to be a gold rush for Australia, with the nation sending more than 400 athletes, it’s largest overseas team ever.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Commonwealth Games, as well as the athletes to watch out for in 2022.