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BBC secures broadcast rights to 2022 Commonwealth Games

BBC secures broadcast rights to 2022 Commonwealth Games
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The BBC is confirmed as the domestic broadcaster of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Birmingham.

The BBC has secured the domestic broadcast rights to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Birmingham.

As a result of the deal, the corporation will be able to provide extensive live coverage of the multi-sport event via TV, radio and online in the UK.

The 2022 Games will not only coincide with The Queen's platinum jubilee, marking 70 years of her being on the throne, but also the 100-year anniversary of the BBC itself.

"I am delighted that the BBC has taken up the domestic rights for the Commonwealth Games," said Louise Martin, president of the Commonwealths.

"We anticipate some of the world's highest profile athletes will compete at Birmingham, which will be an historic event for women's sport, with more medals for women than men.

"The BBC has demonstrated a huge commitment to women's sport and with 2022 marking their centenary, I am delighted they are partnering again with Commonwealth Sport to help us generate huge levels of excitement and anticipation in the lead up to one of the biggest sporting events the UK has ever have hosted.

"I am thrilled that the BBC will once again connect millions of viewers to the drama and excitement of the Commonwealth Games, bringing their world class production and analysis to homes and handsets across the UK."

BBC director-general Tim Davie added: "In a year when many major sport events have been postponed, this is welcome news for sports fans.

"We are delighted to be broadcasting the Commonwealth Games."

The Birmingham Games take place between July 28 and August 8, 2022.

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