Birmingham 2022 - Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall Weightlifting Para Powerlifting Interior Media

Earlier this month, the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) recommended Birmingham as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The decision comes after an independent assessment panel and officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport made the recommendation for Birmingham to Ministers. The government will now make a final decision, in consultation with Commonwealth Games England, if the UK will submit a formal bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation, with Birmingham as the proposed candidate city.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: "Now, after a comprehensive assessment process, the government will look at the final bid proposal from Birmingham and decide if a formal bid will be submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation. We need to be completely satisfied that the bid offers overall value for money from hosting the Games and that a strong economic and sporting legacy can be delivered from it.

Symphony Hall now has a five year warm-up before playing host to Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting.

Of course, high levels of physical fitness aren’t just reserved for sporting heroes – as Shane Filan’s wife revealed this week on Instagram. The former Westlife singer recently begun his Love Always Tour, which comes to Town Hall next month, and his athletic pre-show warm-up is the cardio workout none of us expected:

Pre show warm up session 😃🙊 💪#lovealwaystour
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Shane Filan will be performing live on stage at Birmingham Town Hall on Monday 16 October.