CWG 2022 concluded with a grand closing ceremony in Birmingham.© AFP
Highlights of Commonwealth Games 2022 Closing Ceremony: The Commonwealth Games 2022 ended on Monday after a spectacular closing ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The flag of the Games was lowered and Victoria, Australia was entrusted to host the next edition of the CWG in 2026. The closing ceremony opened with a performance by Solihull band Ocean Color Scene. This was followed by a musical performance by Birmingham-born band Dexis Midnight Runners. One of the biggest bands of all time, UB40 added to the programme, while other musicians and bands from across the Midlands region entertained the crowd with their performances.
Here are the highlights of the Commonwealth Games 2022 closing ceremony live from the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
And the game is off!
After 11 days of action-packed play, the games have officially been declared closed! Enjoy this final performance of Ozzy Osborn
Birmingham to Victoria, CWG baton forward
The Australian state of Victoria will next host the Commonwealth Games in 2026.
We now see the flag transfer ceremony, which marks the official handover of the Commonwealth Games from Birmingham to Victoria, where in March 2026, it will deliver the first true multi-city Commonwealth Games in Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Gippsland.
Feng Tianwei won the David Dixon Award
Singapore’s Feng Tianwei is the recipient of the David Dixon Award
Put your hands together for Dame Louise Martin
Now, we hear from Dame Louise Martin, president of the sports federation, after 11 days of incredible play!
A few peaky blinders to keep the fun going
Now the focus turns to a sequence from the dance theater show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.
Musical tastes of the Midlands
From Birmingham to Wolverhampton and Walsall to Coventry, we’ve witnessed some of the most distinct flavors of music in the Midlands so far.
Jorja Smith took over after DJ Goldie’s performance
Jorja Smith mesmerizes the audience with her melodious voice. Jones was named Best British Female Artist at the 2019 Brit Awards and is best known for her song Be Honest.
And now UB40 are here
UB40 add some extra flair to this closing ceremony. He is entertaining the audience with his famous song ‘Red Red Wine’. They will celebrate 45 years with a new album UB45 and a UK and Ireland tour
Apache Indians are here
Apache Indians are next to join the party with their hit single ‘Boom-Shack-A-Lack’!
Nikhat Zareen and Achanta Sharath Kamal lead the Indian contingent
Nikhat Zareen and Achanta Sharath Kamal led the runners with the Indian flag
Here come the flag bearers and players
Athletes from 72 participating countries parade around the Alexander Stadium
The Dexis Midnight Runners are in action
Birmingham born band Dexys take to the stage performing their hit ‘Come On Eileen’.
T-15 minutes left
Only 15 minutes left for the CWG closing ceremony to begin.
Sharath Kamal and Nikhat Zareen to lead Indian contingent parade
Veteran paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal and boxer Nikhat Zareen will be India’s flag bearers for the closing ceremony.
CWG Live: Hello!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Alexander Stadium is all set to enthrall fans from around the world.
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