Ellyse Perry shows her class in short form game starring for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred

It will have been a bittersweet experience for Ellyse Perry to watch Australia win Commonwealth Games gold in Edgbaston earlier this month. Key points: A back injury meant Perry was not part of the Commonwealth Games gold medal squad She hit 58 out of 31 in Birmingham Phoenix’s opener at Cardiff Perry then responded with … Read more

Is it time to merge the Olympics and Paralympics?

The Commonwealth Games came to a close in Birmingham this week having incorporated the biggest para-sport program in the event’s history. Going through the schedule, table tennis appeared in the same time slot as para-table tennis, swimming alongside para-swimming and cycling alongside para-cycling as part of an eight-sport schedule . And following its success, there … Read more

Diamonds win Australia’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal with netball title, Australia wins historic women’s cricket final

The Diamonds have won Australia’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal with a thrilling 55-51 victory over Jamaica in the netball final. Australia became the first country to reach four figures on the penultimate day of competition in Birmingham, which yielded seven golds as part of a 19-medal haul to stay well clear at the top … Read more

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Australia finishes atop Birmingham 2022 medal tally as closing ceremony hands over to Victoria 2026

Birmingham 2022 organisers have officially handed over the Commonwealth Games hosting responsibilities to regional Victoria ahead of the 2026 event in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland. The handover came at the end of a closing ceremony at Alexander Stadium that celebrated Birmingham’s multicultural past and present, including the club scene of the 80s and the birth … Read more

PM Modi hosts India’s Commonwealth Games contingent

The golden era of Indian sports is knocking on the door, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he hailed the daring display of the Indian contingent who returned with 61 Commonwealth Games medals. Modi welcomed the Indian contingent to his residence on Saturday to congratulate the players. Indian athletes produced a sensational spectacle … Read more

Kyle Chalmers’ Commonwealth swimming gold medal was forgotten in the rush for gossip

When an elite athlete is in the same room as you, it’s hard to believe you’re even of the same species. They seem to breathe different air and not just because they are so tall. These athletes glide like felines, their frames loose but perfectly controlled, their familiar body elements – yes, I have arms, … Read more

From Oliver Hoare’s 1,500m win to the boisterous Birmingham crowds, here are our picks for the best moments from the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games gave us a bright, bold and impactful farewell to Brummie, and an uplifting handover to Victoria 2026. With the Games now officially over, we’ve picked out some of our favorite moments from the thrilling 11 days of competition. Oliver Hoare stuns the peloton by winning the 1,500m From … Read more

Countdown begins to 2026 Commonwealth Games in regional Victoria

Sporting groups and officials across Victoria will hope the excitement around the Commonwealth Games will start to build after last night’s handover and closing ceremony in Birmingham. Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland will host events at the Games in 2026. Indigenous elders from area Victoria held a smoking ceremony and handed out message sticks to … Read more

Birmingham gives Commonwealth Games a new identity | Sports News

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games reached a high-octane conclusion on Monday celebrating 11 days of thrilling competition and sending the multi-sport event back to Australia in 2026 with new relevance and purpose. Birmingham certainly had plenty to celebrate, having come to the rescue of the Games on short notice after Durban, South Africa, was stripped of … Read more

Commonwealth Games 2022 medal tally: Australia beats India in hockey final and finishes Games on top of medal standings

Australia finished the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham top of the standings and 10 gold medals ahead of second-placed England. The green and gold team won 67 gold, 57 silver and 54 bronze medals during the competition. The Kookaburras beat India in the men’s hockey final to secure Australia’s last gold medal of the Games. You … Read more