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GET ready for some breath-taking action as the Commonwealth Games is fast approaching – and it will be on English soil for the first time since 2002!
There will be approximately 6,600 athletes from 72 nations all with an eye for gold this summer.
When and where are the Commonwealth Games?
The iconic summer event will take place from TOMORROW – Thursday, July 28 with the opening ceremony scheduled to get underway at 7pm UK time.
And the Commonwealth Games is expected to conclude on Monday, August 8.
Birmingham, England is where the huge tournament will be hosted and there will 15 different venues depending on the event.
However, the 11-day competition’s main venue will be the Alexander Stadium which is also where the opening and closing ceremonies will be.
This will be the first time the Commonwealth Games has been held on English soil since 2002 – two decades ago.
How can I watch the Commonwealth Games?
The Commonwealth Games will be broadcasted LIVE across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three.
Viewers can also catch coverage on the BBC iPlayer app, BBC Sport website and Red Button.
Olympic gold medallists Michael Johnson and Jessica Ennis-Hill will be part of the panel as well as Commonwealth winners Max Whitlock and Beth Tweddle.
What is the Commonwealth Games schedule?
Athletics and Para Athletics: Tuesday, August 2–Sunday, August 7
Badminton: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball: Friday, July 29–Tuesday, August 2
Beach Volleyball: Saturday, July 30–Sunday, August 7
Boxing: Friday, July 29–Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
Cricket: Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31, Tuesday, August 2–Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
Cycling–Mountain Bike: Wednesday, August 3
Cycling–Road Race: Sunday, August 7
Cycling–Time Trial: Thursday, August 4
Cycling–Track & Para Track: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 1
Diving: Thursday, August 4–Monday, August 8
Gymnastics–Artistic: Friday, July 29–Tuesday, August 2
Gymnastics–Rhythmic: Thursday, August 4–Saturday, August 6
Hockey: Friday, July29–Monday, August 8
Judo: Monday, August 1–Wednesday, August 3
Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls: Friday, July 29–Saturday, August 6
Marathon: Saturday, July 30
Netball: Friday, July 29–Sunday, August 7
Para Powerlifting: Thursday, August 4
Rugby Sevens: Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31
Squash: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
Swimming and Para Swimming: Friday, July 29–Wednesday, August 3
Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
Triathlon and Para Triathlon: Friday, July 29, Sunday, July 31
Weightlifting: Saturday, July 30–Wednesday, August 3
Wrestling: Friday, August 5–Saturday, August 6
The Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games get underway in earnest on Thursday 28th July, with the Opening Ceremony taking place at the renovated Alexander Stadium in England’s second city, before the cycling gets underway the next day, one of the first sports to do so.