The ceremonies will take place at one of the campus villages and will include a welcome speech from the Chef de Mission and the raising of the national flag whilst the national anthem is played. The final rehearsal for the unique welcome ceremony for the 6,500 athletes and team officials from the 72 nations and territories was conducted on Thursday
British police declared a "major incident" on Sunday after several people were stabbed in Birmingham city. We can confirm that at approximately 12:30am today (Sunday 6 September) we were called to reports of a stabbing in Birmingham city centre, West Midlands Police said in a statement. Security forces have cordoned off a large area of the city centre as officers arrived at the scene of incident.