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The venue of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be announced within the next four weeks

Commonwealth Games-Birmingham may need to wait until next year to find out if it will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation said today that they are "confident" a city will be chosen in the next four weeks and they "will remain flexible". Birmingham was the only interested city before the 30th September deadline, but was deemed "not fully compliant". Last week, the Commonwealth Games Federation said it had "updates" from Australia, Canada and Malaysia, but did not confirm any official bids. The bidding process has been beset with problems, as the South African city of Durban was originally awarded the Games in 2015 before being stripped of the event in March because it did not meet the criteria of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

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