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Commonwealth Games: if you’re watching from Australia, here’s what you need to know | Commonwealth Games 2022

When and where are the Games happening?

The quadrennial multi-sport event officially begins in Birmingham with an opening ceremony at 4.45am (AEST) on Friday, 29 July. Competition begins a few hours later at 5.30pm (AEST) with lawn bowls and para lawn bowls. The closing ceremony is scheduled for 5.15am (AEST) on Tuesday, 9 August.

Competition will be spread across 15 venues in the West Midlands, with seven of those to be contested in Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city with a population of 1.15 million. It is the first time since Manchester 2002 that England is hosting a Commonwealth Games and the third overall counting London in 1934.

How can I follow the action and will I have to stay up all night?

It depends on your level of commitment. Australians on the east coast can expect a nine-hour time difference, meaning the options (during waking hours) are to watch in the evenings or…

Read more at www.theguardian.com

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