The Commonwealth Games Is Handed To Birmingham
16 April 2018, 08:06
Birmingham has officially taken over the Commonwealth Games.
The UK's second city will host the competition in 2022.
Around a billion people watched the ceremony on Sunday which began with Birmingham's Lord Mayor Anne Underwood telling crowds in Australia: "We are a very young and diverse city - we will showcase our city's youth and diversity."
There were performances from rappers and speak artists before crossing over to Birmingham where viewers were treated to a colourful routine by hundreds of dancers in Victoria Square.
They performed to 'Mr Blue Sky' by Birmingham band ELO.
There was a choir, drag queens in the fountain
Erdington rapper Lady Sanity took to the stage in the Gold Coast along with poet Amerah Saleh.
What a night! Erdington rapper @ladysanity reflects on her performance in the @GC2018 closing ceremony, which saw the Commonwealth Games flag passed on to #Birmingham2022 #Brum pic.twitter.com/sSjO7zOu7B— Birmingham 2022 (@birminghamcg22) April 15, 2018
Team England will hope a home Games helps them build on a second-placed finish in the medal table on the Gold Coast this year.
They won 45 golds altogether with 136 medals in total.