Which sports will be included in The Commonwealth Games 2022? What type of sporting events will there be compared to say, The Olympics? We take a look in this article at the various games, races and events that people will be enjoying both as spectators in the stands, in front of the screens and at home, as well as those looking to win payouts online by using betting websites such as 20Bet, whether it’s to support the teams live in the stadium, or making a cuppa at home with a 20Bet login, the entertainment will be wall to wall sports overload!
The Olympics website cites these as the main sports events:
3×3 Basketball, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Alpine Skiing, Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Artistic Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Biathlon, BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Breaking, Canoe / Kayak Flatwater, Canoe / Kayak Slalom, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Judo, Karate, Luge, Marathon, Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Nordic Combined, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Road Cycling, Roller Speed Skating, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skate boarding, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Ski Mountaineering, Snowboard, Speed Skating, Sport Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track Cycling, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
During Tokyo 2020 there were 339 events in 33 sports, which was the most in Olympic history. This was a truly wide and diverse Olympics though, as it included sports such as skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and karate, BMX freestyle and 3×3 basketball for the first time.
But what sports will we see in The Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham?
The final number of sports to be played at Birmingham 2022 were released to the public in October 2020. In total, a staggering 283 finals will take place featuring 20 sports. There will be the addition of more gender mixed events such as relays in athletics and swimming with an increase in events open to athletes with disabilities. Basketball is now replaced by 3×3 basketball as with the last Olympics. There will also be events held in India.
The sporting events at the CG 2022 include:
Diving, Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, 3×3 basketball, Beach volleyball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling (track & road), Mountain biking, Gymnastics (artistic & rhythmic) Judo, Field hockey, Lawn bowls, Netball, Powerlifting, Rugby sevens, Squash, Table tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Plenty of options for sports fans to get their teeth into for the Commonwealth Games 2022!