The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are declared open in a grand ceremony

The 2022 CWG Games are officially open after the Grand Opening Ceremony.©AFP


Highlights from the CWG 2022 Opening Ceremony: The 2022 Commonwealth Games have been officially declared open after a Grand Opening Ceremony was held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Thursday. Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and captain of the men’s hockey team Manpreet Singh lead the Indian contingent. Neeraj Chopra was the designated flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony, but suffered an injury at the World Championships in Athletics, where he won the silver medal. He had to withdraw from CWG 2022 due to his injury. Earlier, drummer-percussionist Abraham Paddy Tetteh started things off at the Alexander Stadium, then Indian classical singer and songwriter Ranjana Ghatak took the lead, the section meant to showcase the city’s diversity. The Games, expected to be the UK’s biggest and most expensive sporting event since the London Olympics in 2012, have had to deal with the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening ceremony is attended by Prince Charles as the main guest. The Queen’s Baton reached the Games Village in Birmingham on Wednesday 27 July. The entire opening ceremony, which is expected to last about two and a half hours, was created by British screenwriter Steven Knight, who produced the acclaimed crime drama “Peaky Blinders.” ‘. Speaking of the CWG, athletes from over 72 nations and territories participated in the multi-sport event. Meanwhile, India bagged 66 medals at the previous edition of the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Here are the highlights of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony from Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium







  • 02:56 (REAL)

    DURAN-DURAN CLOSES THE EXHIBITION!

    Duran Duran is performing right now. That’s all from our coverage. See you later today with all the action from Day 1.

  • 02:46 (REAL)

    THE 2022 CWG GAMES ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!!

    The 2022 Commonwealth Games were declared open in Birmingham after the Grand Opening Ceremony, which lasted nearly two hours.

  • 02:44 (REAL)

    PRINCE CHARLES ON STAGE!

    Prince Charles addresses everyone inside the Alexander Stadium.

  • 01:58 (REAL)

    INDIA!!! THEY ARE HERE!!!

    The wait is finally over! The Indian contingent is here, led by star commuter PV Sindhu and Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh.

  • 01:37 (REAL)

    NEW ZEALANDERS ARE HERE!!

    The Kiwis are there and the women’s cricket team cat is chatting with one of the hosts

  • 01:27 (REAL)

    THE AUSTRALIANS ARE HERE!

    The sports contingents have gathered. The first is Australia.

  • 01:16 (REAL)

    BULL MADE BY CHAIN ​​MAKING WOMEN!

    Currently, a raging bull is driven by female chain makers. It took 5 months to build and a 10 meter high model

  • 01:10 (REAL)

    THE HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM!

    History of Birmingham on view: Buttons; car horns; celluloid film; printing press. I never knew these facts

  • 01:00 (REAL)

    BLACK SABBATH IN ACTION!

    After Malala, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi mesmerizes the crowd

  • 00:57 (REAL)

    TRIBUTE TO MALALA!

    Malala Yousafzai addresses the crowd at Alexander Stadium. Some the story as she explains it. She now lives in Birmingham, for the record.

  • 00:49 (REAL)

    CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: THE POWER OF THE STICK!

    Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Relay did not miss a single day or territory on its journey to Birmingham

  • 00:43 (REAL)

    CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: CARS EVERYWHERE!

    72 cars from five decades have been assembled, a tribute to Birmingham’s motoring industry

  • 00:38 (REAL)

    LIVE CWG OPENING CEREMONY: AMAZING SCENES!

    An array of Commonwealth homes have arrived at Alexander Stadium, thanks to virtual reality! Each house represents one of the 72 countries participating in the CWG.

  • 00:35 (REAL)

    CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: LET’S GO!

    It’s show time! We are operational

  • 00:30 (REAL)

    CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: IT’S TIME!

    Grab those last drinks and snacks, make that last trip to the bathroom, and make yourself comfortable. We are less than a minute from

  • 00:25 (REAL)

    LIVE CWG OPENING CEREMONY: BRAVO!

    Over 14,000 volunteers will work across the Games over the next 11 days and over 2,000 will take part in tonight’s Opening Ceremony.

    A fantastic effort!

  • 00:20 (REAL)

    LIVE CWG OPENING CEREMONY: 10 MINS Left!

    Expectations grow at the Alexander Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony. Just 10 minutes for departure

  • 00:09 (REAL)

    LIVE CWG OPENING CEREMONY: VIRAT KOHLI WISHES THE CONTINGENT GOOD LUCK!

  • 23:39 (REAL)

    CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: EVERYTHING READY!

    The Indian badminton contingent and support staff are ready for the opening ceremony. PV Sindhu will be one of India’s flag bearers.

  • 23:19 (REAL)

    CWG LIVE OPENING CEREMONY: HELLO!

    Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the CWG 2022 Opening Ceremony from Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

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