Colorful start of Commonwealth Games 2022: Prince Charles reads Queen’s message, hoists tricolor in Birmingham

Commonwealth Games 2022: The events of the Commonwealth Games, which will run till August 8, will start at 9 am local time, which will be from around 1.30 pm Indian time. Whereas every day the events will end at 10 pm local time, which will be around 2.30 pm Indian time.

Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games 2022 was inaugurated on Friday in Birmingham, England. Prince Charles announced the opening of the Games after reading a message from Queen Elizabeth II. The opening ceremony was inaugurated with a colorful program. Before this the baton was handed over and the Commonwealth flag was also brought out and unfurled. Prince Charles was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In tribute to the city’s car industry, Prince Charles also arrived driving his car among 72 locally manufactured cars, marking the beginning of the celebrations. The first UK national anthem was sung. This was followed by a glimpse of the Queen’s Baton’s journey at the stadium. The ceremony also told the history of the city of Birmingham, how the city was known for buttons, celluloid films, car horns, and the printing press.

Malala Yousafzai also attended the opening ceremony. Malala, a Birmingham-based social activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, spoke about the city’s welcome here. Malala called for the education of children. He ended his speech by saying “Welcome to Birmingham”.

After reading the message of the Queen, the Prince narrated and announced the inauguration

The chief guest of the ceremony, the Prince of Wales, read the Queen’s letter to announce the opening of the Games. The Queen’s baton is finally handed over to Louise Martin with the inauguration. Before reaching Martin, the baton passed through hockey’s Alex Danson, table-tennis’ Kim Daybell, boxing’s Galal Yafai, gymnast Max Whitlock and track and field’s Dennis Lewis. Diver Tom Daly brought the baton to the stadium. This journey of the baton started from Cyprus and has covered 90,000 miles before reaching here. After this, the Commonwealth Games flag was formally brought out and unfurled.

athlete parade begins

All 72 teams parade in the opening ceremony. CWG champions Australia first paraded the athletes. Athletes Parade 6500 athletes from all 72 countries and territories got a chance to participate in the parade. Australia has 433 athletes in its team. Australia was followed by the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Fiji and then, New Zealand. Botswana paraded as the first African nation, followed by Cameroon in the march. Then Kenya, South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles paraded. Also Birmingham, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Isles, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Wink and the Grenadines, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands paraded. Next came the number of Asian countries. Bangladesh team paraded first among Asian countries. The Indian team in the parade was led by shuttler PV Sindhu. He was accompanied by Manpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian hockey team. After India, the Pakistan team paraded.

Depiction of double treatment of women in the 19th century through the bull ring

A large bull ring is shown at the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony. The Bull Ring is viewed with awe in Birmingham. A 10-meter high bull ring was demonstrated here. It took five months to make it. This reflects the double treatment of women in the 19th century. Tribute was paid by showing this dark history. In fact, in the 19th century, women workers in these factories were given less wages and more work. The chains they made were used in the slave trade, but their conditions were no better than the slaves themselves.

Remembering the history of Birmingham paid tribute to the great men

The opening ceremony featured an artistic depiction of Birmingham’s cultural development. Contains a tribute to the city’s living great Charlie Chaplin. It is preceded by a fly-by from the British Royal Air Force’s aerobatics display team Red Arrows after the national anthem. Black Sabbath band guitarist Tony Lomi stunned everyone at the opening ceremony of the multi-sporting event. Tony presented the ballot in tribute to the miles of waterways in Birmingham.

Prince Charles also arrived by driving a car to pay tribute to Birmingham’s auto industry

Birmingham has played a leading role in the history of the British automotive industry. For this, 72 cars were assembled in the stadium for five decades as a tribute. All these cars displayed at the stadium were locally manufactured here. In between these cars, Prince Charles also arrived driving his car. Prince Charles arrived driving his Aston Martin car he had bought in the 1970s.

The events will take place in a total of 15 locations spread across the West Midland region.

The live telecast of the Commonwealth Games started with the opening ceremony itself. All Commonwealth Games events will take place at a total of 15 venues spread across the West Midland region. Out of which 7 places are in Birmingham city only. Players from a total of 72 countries are participating in 20 sporting events. The tournament, which runs till August 8, will have 280 events.

Here is the complete information about Commonwealth Games

The formal opening of the Commonwealth Games was held on Thursday 28 July. The events of the Commonwealth Games, which will run till August 8, will start at 9 am local time, which will be around 1.30 pm Indian time. Whereas every day the events will end at 10 pm local time, which will be around 2.30 pm Indian time.

who has broadcast rights

SunSetVine+ has the broadcast rights for the Commonwealth Games 2022. Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) will broadcast in India. DD Sports will also telecast the events in India. BBC has broadcast rights in the UK, Seven Network in Australia, RTB in Brunei, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Canada. The Commonwealth Games will be broadcast by MediaCorp in Singapore, Sky NZ in New Zealand.

Watch Live here in India

Sony Pictures Sports Network has the rights to broadcast broadcasts in India. You can watch Commonwealth Games events on Sony TEN1 SD/HD, Sony TEN2 SD/HD, Sony TEN3 SD/HD, Sony TEN4 SD/HD and Sony SIX SD/HD. Apart from this, you can also watch daily live broadcasts on Doordarshan and DD Sports. The live streaming of the Commonwealth Games can also be seen on Sony LIV.

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