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2022 Commonwealth Games: Archery and shooting events to be held in India

There has been a change to the schedule of the events for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with Archery and Shooting being held in India.

India will host the event six months before the action kicks off in Birmingham.

The main games commence in the Midlands from 27 July and run until the 7 August with both events in India taking place in Chandigarh.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 04: Fireworks are seen during the Opening Ceremony for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 4, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Despite being held at different times, medals secured for both parts of the competition will still both count towards the final table.

India had threatened to boycott the event in 2022 after Shooting was originally left out, due to that and Archery both being optional sports for host cities to include in the games.

In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, England finished second in the final medal table on 136 medals, only behind hosts Australia.

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