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Spectacular ceremony closes the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Longines, the Official Timekeeper and Official Partner, bids a fond farewell to a great Host City

Commonwealth Games

08/10/2022

The Closing Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium lowered the curtain on one of the most compelling multi-sport competitions. The Swiss watch brand, in its role as Official Timekeeper and Official Partner of the event, was thrilled to celebrate the spectacular win of the Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team member Peter Bol in the 800m final on August 7 to mark a successful end of Birmingham 2022.

The city of Birmingham, in the heart of the British Midlands, played host to more than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories. As Official Timekeeper and Official Partner of the event, Longines was proud to have its timekeeping and data handling specialists who were on hand to keep track of all the remarkable 280 medal events contested over a packed eleven days.

On August 7, the Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team athletes continued to shine on the world stage. Peter Bol, the brilliant middle-distance runner from Australia, distinguished himself at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and delivered extraordinary performances with determination and excellence by winning a silver medal in the 800m final.

Other members of the Longines 2022 Commonwealth Games Team also enjoyed outstanding performances in Birmingham. The artistic gymnast, Alice Kinsella attracted the most headlines with a gold medal as part of Team England’s women’s Artistic Gymnastics team and adding a personal gold in the women’s floor exercise.

At the Longines House, the brand’s elegant hospitality venue, World and Commonwealth Games records were celebrated at special ceremonies, where the record breakers were honored with Longines watches from the Official Timekeeper and personal records of achievement from the Commonwealth Games Foundation.

Longines was proud to provide all the timing and scoring equipment and services to each competitor and looks forward to supporting more leading athletes as Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Commonwealth Games when the XXIII edition opens in Victoria, Australia in four years’ time.