Time, place and how to watch

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

The 2022 Commonwealth Games are already underway, with Birmingham hoping to deliver an unforgettable sporting extravaganza.

We are on the fifth day of competition and England has already taken home 21 gold medals, between weightlifting, triathlon and gymnastics – where the team won four golds.

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

But what will happen at the closing ceremony and when will it be?

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the 2022 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony?

Bryony Botha of New Zealand fell on Meenakshi of India during the women's 10km final (AP)

Bryony Botha of New Zealand fell on Meenakshi of India during the women’s 10km final (AP)

The closing ceremony will take place on Monday, August 8, 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 an action-packed final day, the ceremony will take place from 8pm to 10pm at Alexander Stadium.

How can I watch?

Laura Kenny of England celebrated her gold medal in the 10km run on day four (Getty)

Laura Kenny of England celebrated her gold medal in the 10km run on day four (Getty)

As well as 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 off with a bang, but the exact details of the ceremony are still unknown.

Also at Alexander Stadium, the opening ceremony was filled with references to the host city’s culture and history, including a giant raging bull, a Union Jack made of 72 cars and a powerful speech by women’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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

Australia's Georgia Godwin ended England's gold rush after winning general gymnastics (Getty)

Australia’s Georgia Godwin ended England’s gold rush after winning general gymnastics (Getty)

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

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

Men’s hockey medal matches will be held at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Center, with squash medals awarded at the same venue.

In pavilion three of the NEC, table tennis and table tennis medal matches will be played, followed also by its medal ceremony.

What sports are included in this year’s games?

English gymnastics star Jake Jarman won three gold medals (PA)

English gymnastics star Jake Jarman won three gold medals (PA)

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

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

The sports included in the games are:

  • aquatic

  • Athletics

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Beach volleyball

  • Boxing

  • T20 Cricket

  • Cycling

  • Fitness

  • Hockey

  • Judo

  • lawn bowls

  • netball

  • seven-a-side rugby

  • Pumpkin

  • Table tennis

  • triathlon

  • Weightlifting

  • Wrestling

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