Commonwealth Games 2022 closing ceremony: Time, location and how to watch

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Cyclist Laura Kenny won the 10km scratch race gold medal on Monday  (Reuters)
Cyclist Laura Kenny won the 10km scratch race gold medal on Monday (Reuters)

The 2022 Commonwealth Games is now well under way, with Birmingham hoping to deliver an unforgettable sporting extravaganza.

We’re on the fifth day of the competition and England has already brought home 21 golds, including in weightlifting, the triathlon, and gymnastics – where the team scooped four gold medals.

More than 5,000 athletes from 72 nations are competing in 19 different sports, as England hosts for the third time.

But what will happen in the closing ceremony, and when is it?

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the 2022 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony?

New Zealand’s Bryony Botha tumbled over India’s Meenakshi during the women's 10km scratch race final (AP)
New Zealand’s Bryony Botha tumbled over India’s Meenakshi during the women's 10km scratch race final (AP)

The closing ceremony will take place on Monday August 8, on the last day of the competition.

Unlike the opening ceremony, when there were no sporting events on the day of the show, next Monday’s ceremony will take place at the end of a busy day of medal events.

After one final action-packed day, the ceremony will run from 8pm to 10pm at the Alexander Stadium.

How can I watch it?

England’s Laura Kenny celebrated her gold medal for the 10km scratch race on day four (Getty)
England’s Laura Kenny celebrated her gold medal for the 10km scratch race on day four (Getty)

Just like the opening ceremony, you will be able to watch the action live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

What do we know about the ceremony?

England’s James Wilby won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke final on day three (Getty)
England’s James Wilby won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke final on day three (Getty)

The games are expected to go out with a bang, but the exact details of the ceremony are still unknown.

Also taking place at the Alexander Stadium, the opening ceremony was packed with references to the host city’s culture and history, including a giant raging bull, a Union Jack made from 72 cars and a powerful speech from activist for female education Malala Yousafzai.

What sporting events will take place on the last day of the games?

Australian Georgia Godwin ended England's golden run after winning the all-around gymnastics (Getty)
Australian Georgia Godwin ended England's golden run after winning the all-around gymnastics (Getty)

The mixed synchronised 10m platform final and the mixed synchronised 3m springboard final will be held at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre next Monday.

Badminton will be held at hall five at the National Exhibition Center (NEC), and highlights including the men’s doubles gold medal match, the men’s singles gold medal match, and the medal ceremony.

The men’s hockey medal matches will take place at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre, with squash medals awarded at the same venue.

At hall three at the NEC, table tennis and para table tennis medal matches will take place, also followed by its medal ceremony.

Which sports are included at this year’s games?

England’s gymanstics star Jake Jarman has won three gold medals (PA)
England’s gymanstics star Jake Jarman has won three gold medals (PA)

There are 1,875 medals to be won in 280 events across 19 different sports.

New events for Birmingham include women’s T20 cricket, three-a-side basketball and mixed synchronised swimming.

The sports included in the games are:

  • Aquatics

  • Athletics

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Beach volleyball

  • Boxing

  • T20 cricket

  • Cycling

  • Gymnastics

  • Hockey

  • Judo

  • Lawn bowls

  • Netball

  • Rugby sevens

  • Squash

  • Table tennis

  • Triathlon

  • Weightlifting

  • Wrestling