Sports

International football, Test cricket, athletics, tennis, golf… Birmingham shines when it comes to staging global sporting events. The biggest names in world sport come to the city to compete.

Top 5 sports facts

  1. Birmingham is home to two major football teams, Aston Villa and Birmingham City, and two other famous clubs, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers are nearby

  2. The Jamaican athletes team, including sprinting legend Usain Bolt, were based in Birmingham during the 2012 London Olympics

  3. The Belfry has staged golf’s Ryder Cup between Europe and the USA four times

  4. Cricketer Brian Lara reached a world record 501 not out while playing for Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1994

  5. Birmingham stages the annual Aegon Classic tennis tournament each year, attracting the world’s top women players before the Wimbledon championships
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