3 years to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games…

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    Ian
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    Ian
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    Bluebird
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    Although the netball will be in Coventry.

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    Ian
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    Ah, they’ve been sent to Coventry!

    How far apart are they?

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    Fluffy
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    Ah, they’ve been sent to Coventry!

    How far apart are they?

    From memory, about 20 miles – if it’s being played at the Ricoh, be prepared for hours on the Coventry Ring Road if you’re driving there, which is a nightmare at the best of times!  There IS lots of parking at the stadium, however.

     

    Trains from the centre of Birmingham to Coventry take about 20 mins, I think, and  then hopefully there will be buses to the stadium?

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    caribou
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    The stadium looks to have its own station

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    Fluffy
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    The stadium looks to have its own station

     

    It does – a small one!  Here’s hoping that the train company in that area puts on trains bigger than the 2-3 car usual service, because it’ll get busy!

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    Jinxibo
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    Although the netball will be in Coventry.

    Don’t complain it’s still the West Midlands

    I’m hearing they are considering dropping shooting because they don’t have the facilities. It would have to take place in Surrey.

     

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    Bluebird
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    Surrey! Didn’t the Olympic shooting get set up in Greenwich Park? Why can’t they do the same thing in Birmingham. I think both thd Olympics and CWG need to look at how temporary venues can be used, then other nations can bid and hold these events.   In fact the Olympics is so big it should be held in multi cities, like the football World Cup.

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    Jinxibo
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    I heard that shooting maybe dropped from the CWG 2022 because an appropriate venue cannot be found in the East Midlands to host it.

    India, who won something like 16 medals in the sport, have threatened to boycott the games.

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    Bluebird
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    That’s just dumb. Just build a marquee at the cricket ground. Job done.

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    Ian
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    madforit
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    That’s just dumb. Just build a marquee at the cricket ground. Job done.

    Not now that T20 Cricket has been announced 😆

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    Jinxibo
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    It’s official no :Gigakach: at CWG 2022

     

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    Marrietta
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    Ah, they’ve been sent to Coventry!

    How far apart are they?

    You said it- i thought it.! I now need to ask Ms Google about the origins of that saying! Good question – how far is Coventry from Birmingham? I wasn’t able to get to Liverpool for the World Cup but it may be a good target to go to the  Commonwealth Games in Birmingham/Coventry!

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