When does the Commonwealth Games end and how to watch the closing ceremony?

Colorful fireworks at the opening ceremony.

The Commonwealth Games started with a bang (Picture: REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)

That The Commonwealth Games took place in Birmingham this August and brought together the best athletes from all the Commonwealth nations.

Deadline Dates’ Fred Sireix was a proud father after his daughter Andrea won gold in the women’s 10m event final, while many were shocked when England cyclist Matt Walls fell into the crowd.

Many sports fans have headed to Birmingham to enjoy the games and everything the city has to offer.

But when does the Commonwealth Games end, is there a closing ceremony and when is the next one expected to take place?

When do the Commonwealth Games end?

There are only a few days left of the Commonwealth Games as they finally come to a close Monday, 8.8.

Until then, you can keep up with all the action with coverage on BBC One and iPlayer, catching up on the coverage so far since the games started on July 28.

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When is the graduation ceremony and how to watch it on TV?

The graduation ceremony will also take place on 8th August and should begin at 8 p.m.

It’s taking place at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium – the same location as the wild opening ceremony, which features a giant bull, a 72-car Union Jack and a lemon-shaped hot air balloon.

The closing ceremony will be broadcast live on BBC One and is also available to stream on iPlayer from 8pm to 10pm.

When and where will the next Commonwealth Games take place?

An aerial view of Melbourne.

We’re going down for the next games (Picture: Getty)

The next Commonwealth Games will take place in State of Victoria, Australia out March 17 to March 29, 2026.

Where previous Commonwealth Games have been held in one city, Victoria 2026 will be held from the start with a number of regional cities hosting events including Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.

As is tradition at the Games, the baton will be handed over to the organizers of Victoria 2026 at the closing ceremony in Birmingham on Monday.

The Opening Ceremony for the 2026 Games is set to take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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