2020 has certainly been a year to remember.

A year full of highs and lows and whilst I have no doubt that further challenges await us, we are strong, we are united, and we will overcome it together.

I have been so proud to see how Team England athletes have stayed resilient, overcoming the odds to keep training and continuing to put smiles on people’s faces.

Brighter times lay ahead and next year I hope we will be able to return to some normality, spend time with our friends and family, continue playing the sports we love and entertaining the nation.

2022 will be a hugely exciting year, with the Commonwealth Games coming home to Birmingham and a jam-packed sporting schedule.

But until then, we must stay positive and we will get through this together.

Paul Blanchard, Commonwealth Games England CEO

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