The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, England, and there is an announcement of Inclusion and Exclusion of Games from Commonwealth Games 2022.
Details of the Commonwealth Games
The Commonwealth Games was started in 1930 and has been organized in every four years. The Commonwealth Games are played among the members of Countries who were earlier a part of British Empire across the continents.
There is a total of 53 members of Commonwealth club and there is no compulsion for the country to be part of it after getting independence from British Rule.
The Commonwealth Games 2022, is officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games. There is expected the participation of 73 nations in the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Inclusion of Games in Commonwealth Games 2022
There are 3 new sports/games have included in Commonwealth Games 2022 are: –
- Beach Volleyball
- Para Table Tennis
- Women’s Twenty20 Cricket will be played among eight teams.
Exclusion of Games in Commonwealth Games 2022
The Shooting Sports event has been excluded from the Commonwealth Games 2022. The decision of exclusion of Shooting event from the Commonwealth Games has made the Indian athletes angry.
This sparked anger among the athletes from India and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) seeing the performance of India in shooting during the previous edition of the Games at Gold Coast in 2018 by winning 16 medals, including 7 golds.
Total number of medal events
With the inclusion of Women’s Twenty20 Cricket Sports event, the total medal events for women reached 135 which is two more than medal events for men.
This is the first-ever multi-sports event in which the total number of medal events for women are more.