Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place from July 28 to August 8, 2022, where a total of 72 countries and territories are set to compete in 20 sports. With thirteen mixed competitions, integrated parasport programming, and a record-breaking number of medal events for women, these will be the most inclusive Games in Commonwealth history.

Over 400 athletes, coaches, support staff and mission team will represent Canada. This is an opportunity for high-performance athletes to make an impact, showcase their hard work and inspire all people living in Canada to participate in sport.

Canada has participated in the Commonwealth Games since its inception in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1930. Once again, Canadians both at home and abroad will unite to support our athletes in a demonstration of national pride.

The Government of Canada is proud to be the largest single contributor to sport in Canada and continues to support Team Canada’s quest for excellence.

For additional information about these Games, visit the Commonwealth Sport Canada website.

Commonwealth Games quick facts

  • Approximately 280 athletes, along with more than 120 coaches, support staff and mission team members
  • Team Canada Co-Chefs de Mission: Claire Carver-Dias and Sam Effah
  • 20 sports and 9 para-sports
  • 72 participating Commonwealth nations and territories
  • Opening Ceremony: July 28, 2022
    Closing Ceremony: August 8, 2022

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