Back Your Country at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham

  • The Commonwealth Games 2022 start on Thursday the 28th of July and end on Monday the 8th of August 2022
  • Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022
  • Commonwealth games are held every 4 years - the last games was Gold Coast 2018 in Queensland, Australia
  • In 4 years time, the games will return to Australia, this time held in Victoria
  • 19 sports will be featured at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, including swimming, boxing, athletics, rugby 7s, and more
  • Inspired by your favourite athletes? At Greaves we stock a range of equipment and clothing across a huge amount of sports

The Commonwealth Games 2022

Starting on Thursday the 28th of July, The Commonwealth Games 2022 will feature athletes from 54 sovereign countries and 18 “territories” that will compete under their own flag - making up the Commonwealth. There have been 63 iterations of the Commonwealth Games, over which over 10,300 medals have been given out. Taking place in Birmingham 2022, these commonwealth games will feature 25 sports sections, each with their individual classifications.

Many athletes from around the world will be taking part, so whether you’re watching for your favourite sport, backing your favourite country, or just inspired by the sporting excellence on show, get involved with Greaves Sports.

Sports at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will feature countless events across many different sports and disciplines:


Always some of the most popular events at any Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games, the track is a buzz of excitement, with 59 medal events to be won across the track and field. Birmingham 2022 will feature many athletics and para athletics events, ranging from the explosive 100m sprint races to the endurance range of the marathon.

From the track, to the field, Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 with feature the javelin, discus throwing, and the shot put plus much more. Athletics events will also showcase the excitement of the long jump, high jump, pole vault amongst other sports.

You don’t need to be a Commonwealth Games athlete to get out running - everyone starts somewhere! Check out our range of running shoes or book a gait analysis appointment. Sprinting or marathon running; we can help you get started.


Physical and high paced, the swimming and para swimming events at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will feature events using 4 strokes:

  • Freestyle
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Backstroke

There will also be “medley” events which will feature a variety of all 4 swimming strokes. From 50m to 1500m, with relay events included, there will be plenty of athletes hoping to make a splash in the pool.

Get yourself some swimming trunks and goggles and test yourself in the pool!

Racket Sports

One of the fastest racket sports in the world, badminton is always an exciting. During the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, there will be mixed doubles, men’s singles & doubles, and women’s singles & doubles.

Squash at the Games will feature 5 gold medal events, including men’s and women’s doubles play, mixed pairs, and men’s and women’s singles.

Inspired to get involved? Shop badminton and squash at Greaves, or browse our range of racket sports equipment.


Taking place at The University of Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, the hockey events will see medals up for grabs for both men’s teams and women’s teams. Fast paced, action packed, with a fine balance of skill, speed, and strength, hockey has been an exciting addition to the Commonwealth Games programme since 1998.

At Greaves, we stock a range of hockey sticks, hockey shoes, and hockey balls to help you get started in the sport.

Rugby 7s

Backing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games? With the Scottish Rugby 7s team aiming for medal glory in Birmingham, you can back the teams with the SRU Commonwealth Games 2022 home shirt or the SRU Birmingham 2022 Rugby away shirt

All Commonwealth Games 2022 Sports

There is no shortage of sport coming with the Commonwealth Games to enjoy, here’s a list of all the sports which will be featuring in Birmingham 2022:

 3 x 3 Basketball 3 x 3 Wheelchair Basketball Aquatics - Diving Aquatics - Swimming & Para Swimming Athletics & Para Athletics
Badminton Beach Volleyball Boxing Cricket T20 Cycling: Mountain Bike
Cycling: Road Cycling: Track & Para Track Gymnastics: Artistic Gymnastics: Rhythmic Hockey
Judo Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls Netball Para Powerlifting Rugby Sevens
Squash Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis Triathlon & Para Triathlon Weightlifting Wrestling


Get the Commonwealth Games Bunting Out!

Looking for that extra bit of decoration to help support your country or the games? We also stock commonwealth bunting featuring the flags of all 70 countries and territories competing in the games. You can also pick up one of our worldwide flags to back your country of choice.

Watch Sports, Play Sports with Greaves

We’re looking forward to seeing how all the sporting action unfolds across so many different sports. As sports specialists, we support and can advise in a range of sports from across the world. Whether you are just looking for a way to back your country, or you are feeling inspired to pick up a basketball, a hockey stick, running trainers or whatever from the games - at Greaves we like to watch sport, but we like to play sport too. Browse our huge sports ranges and start a new sport today.

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