Timings revealed for Birmingham 2022 boxing schedule
February 26, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny
Birmingham 2022 has released the latest version of the competition schedule for the Commonwealth Games – including the boxing sessions where Team England will hope to challenge for medals – for what is the biggest multi-sport event to be staged in the UK for a decade.
The new information includes the start and finish times for all 286 sessions of the Games, plus information about when the 283 gold medals that are up for grabs will be won.
The details include 20 sessions of boxing, including three medal sessions, that will take place at the city’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) between Friday 29th July and Sunday 7th August.
At the last Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018, England’s boxers (pictured below) took a six gold, one silver and two bronze medals – a record haul.
You can review the updated schedule in full by clicking here.
The sporting action will start in style on Friday 29 July with medal sessions on the first day confirmed for swimming, track cycling, gymnastics and triathlon, all sports in which the host nation has reigning Commonwealth champions.
Last year organisers confirmed that more medals will be awarded to women than men for the first time ever at a major multi-sport event and Sunday 7 August will be a showcase for women’s team sport in particular, with the medal matches for women’s hockey, cricket T20 and netball all taking place on the same day.
“There will be a series of stand-out sessions in this exciting sports programme, not least the fantastic showcase of women’s team sport with hockey, netball and T20 cricket gold medals all being won on the same day,” said Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage.
“The Birmingham Commonwealth Games will provide some of the most memorable moments in what is set to be an incredible year of celebration for the UK in 2022.”
The final day of competition will be held on Monday 8 August when gold medals will be awarded in diving, table tennis, badminton, squash and hockey – also sports where Team England has previously excelled, so it could be a magic Monday finish for the home nation.
The ceremonies team will be most in demand on Tuesday 2 August when nine sports will award medals and Sunday 7 August when the medallists in eleven different sports will be decided.
The new schedule, which has been finalised following detailed conversations with Games Partners, international federations and broadcasters, has been added to the Birmingham 2022 website, with a dedicated new section allowing eager sports fans to start planning their visit to the West Midlands for the Games.
Ian Reid, Chief Executive of Birmingham 2022 said: “We’re on track to stage a magnificent edition of the Commonwealth Games and we have seen huge interest in tickets in recent weeks. Now more than ever, people are searching for something to look forward to and that is certainly what we will deliver.
“There are millions of sports fans out there who, because of the pandemic, have not been able to attend events for 12 months and with things moving in the right direction, and vaccines being rolled out, we are anticipating a huge amount of interest when our tickets go on sale later in the year.”
Paul Blanchard, Commonwealth Games England CEO, added: “Today’s announcement of the Birmingham 2022 session schedule is incredibly exciting for us as host team. We hope to start off the Games with a bang from day one with inspiring moments throughout the 11 days.
“This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Team England athletes to perform on the home stage will hopefully provide countless memorable moments and the session schedule certainly proves there will be no quiet moment.”
To support the release of this new information, new pages have been added to www.birmingham2022.com and sports fans are urged to sign-up for more information so they can find out first when tickets go on sale.