The 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games kicked off with a glitzy opening ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Prince of Wales, reading out from the Queen’s letter, declares the Games open. A total of 72 teams took part in the parade into Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. PV Sindhu and Manpreet Singh were India’s flag-bearers at the parade of the CWG opening ceremony.
- A total of 54 nations are participating in this sports extravaganza and 6,500 athletes will compete in 280 medal events.
- The event will be held till the 8th of August.
- A 215-member Indian contingent, which includes 111 male players and 104 female players, will compete in 15 sporting events in Birmingham.
- The Indian contingent consists of 215 athletes competing across 16 disciplines.