Team Scotland ones to watch at Birmingham 2022: Commonwealth Games medal hopefuls including Alan Forsyth

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Here are the Scottish althletes who will be competing in Birmingham

The athlete line-ups for nations at the 2022 Commonwealth Games is almost complete.

In this piece, we take a look at which athletes will be representing Team Scotland in Birmingham.

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Here’s what you need to know about the Scottish athletes coming to Birmingham 2022, including which sports they will compete in and also information on the Team Scotland captain.

When is the Commonwealth Games 2022?

Baton bearer Alice Milivoyevich wears the Commonwealth games - Team Scotland 2022 tartan at Lochcarron of Scotland visitor centre, during the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay on June 22, 2022 in Selkirk, ScotlandBaton bearer Alice Milivoyevich wears the Commonwealth games - Team Scotland 2022 tartan at Lochcarron of Scotland visitor centre, during the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay on June 22, 2022 in Selkirk, Scotland
Baton bearer Alice Milivoyevich wears the Commonwealth games - Team Scotland 2022 tartan at Lochcarron of Scotland visitor centre, during the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay on June 22, 2022 in Selkirk, Scotland | Getty Images for the Birmingham

The opening ceremony of the games takes place on Thursday, 28 July. This signals the beginning of the tournament.

A packed schedule will see the games conclude on Monday, 8 August.

In total, there will be 286 sessions of sport taking place across 11 days.

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How many athletes will represent Team Wales?

In total, Team Scotland will have 254 athletes competing across 20 sports in Birmingham this summer.

This breaks down into 125 men and 129 women.

Who is the captain of Team Scotland?

At the 2022 Games, Team Scotland will be led by hockey player Alan Forsyth.

Alan will captain Team Scotland at Birmingham 2022 as he heads to his fourth Commonwealth Games.

He was part of Scotland’s ninth place finish at Delhi 2010 while still a teenager, eighth place at Glasgow 2014 and a best ever men’ hockey result with sixth at Gold Coast 2018.

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How many athletes will represent Team Scotland in each sport?

The number of athletes competing in each sport for Team Scotland has been revealed, and these numbers are listed below.

Athletics - 14 men - 19 women - 33 total

Badminton - 5 men - 4 women - 9 total

3x3 - 4 men - 8 women - 12 total

Beach volleyball 0 men - 2 women - 2 total

Boxing - 7 men - 1 women - 8 total

Cycling - 10 men - 8 women - 18 total

Diving - 5 men - 3 women - 8 total

Gymnastics - 5 men - 5 women - 10 total

Hockey - 18 men - 18 women - 36 total

Judo - 6 men - 5 women - 11 total

Lawn bowls - 8 men - 8 women - 16 total

Netball - 0 men - 12 women - 12 total

Para powerlifting - 1 men - 0 women - 1 total

Rugby sevens - 13 men - 13 women - 26 total

Squash - 4 men - 2 women - 6 total

Swimming - 15 men - 11 women - 26 total

Table Tennis - 2 men - 2 women - 4 total

Triathlon - 2 men - 3 women - 5 total

Weight lifting - 2 men - 3 women - 5 total

Wrestling - 4 men - 2 women - 6 total

Who is representing Team Scotland?

Being led out by captain Alan Forsyth are over 250 athletes from a wide range of sports.

For information on each of the athletes representing Team Scotland this summer, visit the team’s official website.

Where will Team Scotland athletes be competing at the games?

15 venues across the West Midlands will be playing host to the games, with the majority being located in Birmingham but others will be in Coventry and elsewhere in the region.

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Below is the full list of locations at which Team Scotland will be competing at.

  • Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Arena
  • Cannock Chase Forest
  • Coventry Stadium and Arena (Ricoh Arena)
  • Lee Valley VeloPark
  • The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
  • Sandwell Aquatics Centre 
  • Smithfield
  • Sutton Park
  • University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
  • Victoria Park
  • Victoria Square
  • Warwick
  • West Park
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