Birmingham organiser flags Olympics bid

Birmingham 2022 board member Ama Agbeze is happy of how her metropolis has embraced the Commonwealth Games, and says it is ready to phase an Olympics.

A lot more than 1.4 million tickets have been offered, comfortably breaking the Uk Online games attendance history established at Glasgow in 2014, while the 160,000 tickets sold for the women’s T20 cricket signifies a entire world file for a women’s cricket match.

Activities exterior of the sports activities mainstream, such as lawn bowls and 3×3 basketball,- have captivated good crowds at venues in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.

Councillor Ian Ward, the Chief of Birmingham Metropolis Council, did not rule out an Olympics bid when asked about it on the eve of these Online games.

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston reported the idea of staging an Olympic Video games away from London in 2036 or 2040 is an “appealing” 1.

Agbeze, who is from Selly Oak and who captained England’s netball workforce to gold at the 2018 Game titles on the Gold Coastline, was asked no matter if she assumed an Olympics bid was as well bold.

“It is not ambitious – Birmingham is all set now. If the United kingdom did again yet another bid, I believe we have demonstrated that Birmingham can host main situations,” she explained.

“We will all get learnings from these Video games and transfer ahead. I imagine we’re prepared, so if anybody is listening, Boris (Key Minister Boris Johnson) or whoever his successor is, I consider we should bid for that and Birmingham is prepared.

“The crowds have been unbelievable. It is been the first multi-activity event (given that the COVID-19 pandemic commenced) wherever there have been crowds.

“The British public have just embraced it totally. It is really been terrific for the athletes, they have thrived off the environment.

“It just demonstrates that people are craving the option to get out and appreciate sport.”

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