Commonwealth Games 2022: Australia steals show at opening ceremony in R.M Williams uniform
Australia was led out by flag bearers Kookaburras men's hockey star Eddie Ockenden and squash champion Rachael Grinham to the Status Quo classic Let's Work Together.Australia hopes to record its best result at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and has sent its second largest team ever of more than 430 athletes.
The Aussies in action on day seven of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games
Group Matches - Australia v Jamaica (0900 BST, 1800 AEST) National Exhibition Centre
'Gut-wrenching': Aussie weightlifter stripped of gold
Kyle Bruce has been stripped of gold after the jury deemed his final attempt was a no-lift, leaving him with silver.Competing in the 81kg weightlifting, Bruce lifted 183kg in his final attempt to seize top spot, but a review identified a buckle in his left elbow.
Women's Time Trial - Grace Brown (1000 BST 1900 AEST); Men's Time Trial Final - Rohan Dennis (1200 BST 2100 AEST) West Park
Men's Hammer Throw Qualifying Rounds, Men's Decathlon 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400m (Cedric Dubler, Daniel Golubovic, Alec Diamond), Women's 200m Round 1 (Jacinta Beecher, Ella Connolly), Women's High Jump Qualifying Rounds (Nicola McDermott, Eleanor Patterson), Men's 1500m Round 1 (Oliver Hoare, Stewart McSweyn, Matthew Ramsden), Men's 200m Round 1 (Jake Doran), Women's Discus Throw F42-44 / F61-64 Final (Sarah Edmiston), Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 (Sarah Carli), Men's Long Jump Final, Men's 400m Hurdles Semi-finals, Women's 800m Semi-finals, Men's 100m T11/12 Final, Men's Discus Throw Final, Women's 1500m T53 / T54 Final, Men's 110m Hurdles Final (from 1000 BST 1900 AEST) Alexander Stadium
Cricket's bid to be included in the 2028 Olympics receives a boost
EXCLUSIVE BY DAVID COVERDALE: Cricket is one of nine sports vying for a place and it is understood the ICC will state their case to LA 2028 at a meeting later this month. The governing bodies of breakdancing, baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, karate, kickboxing, squash and motorsport have also been invited to give presentations and a decision will be made next year.
Men's Singles - Aaron Wilson (AUS) v Todd Priaulx (GGY) (0830 BST 1730 AEST), Aaron Wilson (AUS) v Jason Evans (RSA) (1130 BST 2030 AEST); Round 5 - Women's Triples - Australia v Northern Ireland; Semi Finals - Para Mixed Pairs B2-B3 - Australia v Wales (1800 BST 0300 AEST) Victoria Park
Round of 32 - Men's Singles - Nathan Tang (AUS) v Toby Penty (ENG), Ying Xiang Lin (AUS) v Narayan Tolamani Ramdhani (GUY); Women's Singles - Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (AUS) v Lorna Tara Jinee Bodha (MRI), Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles - Ying Xiang Lin/Gronya Somerville (AUS) v Brian Kasirye/Fadilah Shamika Mohamed Rafi (UGA), Tran Hoang Pham/Angela Yu (AUS) v Kenneth Comfort Mwambu/Justine Tracy Naluwooza (UGA), Jack Yu/Kaitlyn Ea (AUS) v Samuel Ricketts/Tahlia Richardson (JAM) (From 1000 BST 1900 AEST) National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham organiser flags Olympics bid
Birmingham 2022 board member Ama Agbeze is proud of how the city has hosted the Commonwealth Games and is talking up an Olympics bid.More than 1.4 million tickets have been sold, comfortably breaking the UK Games attendance record set at Glasgow in 2014, while the 160,000 tickets sold for the women's T20 cricket represents a world record for a women's cricket tournament.
Video: Clay withdrawn from Commonwealth Games (9News.com.au)
Women's Doubles Round of 16 (Rachel Grinham/Donna Lobban (AUS) v TBA (2045 BST 0545 AEST), Jessica Turnbull/ Alex Haydon (AUS) Georgina Kennedy/ Lucy Turmel (ENG) (1915 BST 0215 AEST)); Mixed Doubles Round of 16; Men's Doubles Round of 32 (Zac Alexander,/Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v Jake Kelly Jace/Jervis (CAY) (1330 BST 2230 AEST) Ring Road North
Men's Singles; Men's Singles Classes 3-5; Men's Singles Classes 8-10 - Lin Ma (AUS) v Alabi Olabiyi Olufemi (NGR) (1225 BST 2325 AEST); Women's Singles Classes 3-5 - Daniela di Toro (AUS) v Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi (NGR) (1115 BST 2015 AEST), Amanda Jane Tscharke (AUS) v Sue Bailey (ENG) (1150 BST 2050 AEST), Junjian Chen (AUS) v Nasiru Sule (NGR) (1225 BST 2325 AEST); Women's Singles Classes 6-10 - Qian Yang (AUS) v Baby Sahana Ravi (IND) (1115 BST 2015 AEST), Li Na Lei (AUS) v Noela Olo (SOL) (1150 BST 2050 AEST) National Exhibition Centre
Aussies win epic as COVID-19 drama strikes
Australia has claimed the inaugural cricket gold despite a COVID-19 scare hours before the toss.In the final of T20 cricket's first medal-paying appearance in the Commonwealth Games, India was cruising at 2-118 in reply to Australia's 161 when they lost 3-4 in the space of two overs.
Men's and Women's Quarter Finals - Men's Flyweight - Alex Winwood (AUS) v Patrick Chinyemba (ZAM) (1200 BST 2100 AEST); Men's Heavyweight - Edgardo Coumi (AUS) v Japheth Olton (AIA) (1515 BST 0015 AEST); Women's Featherweight - Tina Rahimi (AUS) v Sameenah Toussaint (1915 BST 0215 AEST) National Exhibition Centre
Men's 1m Springboard Preliminary, Final - Domonic Bedggood, Women's 10m Platform Preliminary, Final - Emily Boyd, Emily Meaney, Esther Qin (from 1305 BST 2205 AEST) Sandwell Aquatics Centre
Group Matches - Women's - Australia v Cyprus (1430 BST 2330 AEST) Smithfield
Women's Heavyweight Final - Hani Watson (1938 BST 0438 AEST), Men's Heavyweight Final - Ben Wright (2100 BST 0600AEST) National Exhibition Centre
Aussies are the table-toppers yet again
Australia has retained its status as the Commonwealth's sporting superpower but measured in medals, the Birmingham campaign was middling.But that isn't clouding Australia's view from the top of the Commonwealth Games tree.
Team Final and Individual Qualification - Lidiia Iakovleva, Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, Ashari Jesse Gill (from 1800 BST 0300 AEST) Utilita Arena Birmingham
Men's Group Matches - Australia v Pakistan (1900 BST 0300 AEST) Ring Road North