2022 COMMON WEALTH GAMES FINISHES IN GRAND STYLE AS TEAM NIGERIA CLINCHED 35 MEDALS
The Commonwealth Games 2022 came to an end on Monday after a glittering closing ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
The West Midlands’ has produced a wealth of musical talent over the years, and tonight’s ceremony sought to show off the very best of it to a worldwide audience and watching royalty
Viewers were treated to performances from past stars such as Dexys Midnight Runners and UB40, to the stars of today like Jorja Smith and Mahalia – heavy metal, rap, reggae, grime and pop were all on display.
And organisers saved the best for last, as Osbourne turned up to belt out Black Sabbath’s Paranoid to close the curtain on 11 days of sporting competition.
Amid the celebration the region’s contribution to music, there was also a celebration of how it life has changed over the years, and a sneak peak of the new Peaky Blinders stage show.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, was among the packed out crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham for the closing extravaganza, which was hailed on social media as ‘Peak.
The Games flag was lowered and handed over Victoria, Australia which host the next edition of the CWG in 2026.
The closing ceremony had kicked off with a performance from Solihull band Ocean Colour Scene. This was followed by a musical performance from the Birmingham-born band Dexys Midnight Runners. One of the biggest bands of all time, UB40 added more to the event, while other musicians and bands from the Midlands region entertained the crowd with their performance.
Australia tops the table with 178 medals followed by England and Canada.
Team Nigeria finished 7th on the table as they clinched 35 MEDALS including 12 Golds.
CWG MEDAL TABLE
G. S. B. T
Australia 67 57 54 178
England 57 66 53 176
Canada 26 32 34 92
India 22 16 23 61
New Zealand 20 12 17 49
Scotland 13 11 27 51
Nigeria 12 9 14 35
Wales 8 6 14 28