Birmingham 2022 board member Ama Agbeze is proud of how her city has embraced the Commonwealth Games, and says it is ready to stage an Olympics.
More than 1.4 million tickets have been sold, comfortably breaking the UK Games attendance record set at Glasgow in 2014, while the 160,000 tickets sold for the women's T20 cricket represents a world record for a women's cricket tournament.
Events outside of the sports mainstream, such as lawn bowls and 3x3 basketball,- have attracted solid crowds at venues in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.
Councillor Ian Ward, the Leader of Birmingham City Council, did not rule out an Olympics bid when asked about it on the eve of these Games.
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said the idea of staging an Olympic Games away from London in 2036 or 2040 is an "attractive" one.
Agbeze, who is from Selly Oak and who captained England's netball team to gold at the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast, was asked whether she thought an Olympics bid was too ambitious.
"It's not ambitious - Birmingham is ready now. If the UK did back another bid, I think we've shown that Birmingham can host major events," she said.
"We'll all take learnings from these Games and move forward. I think we're ready, so if anyone is listening, Boris (Prime Minister Boris Johnson) or whoever his successor is, I think we should bid for that and Birmingham is ready.
"The crowds have been incredible. It's been the first multi-sport event (since the COVID-19 pandemic began) where there have been crowds.
"The British public have just embraced it totally. It's been great for the athletes, they have thrived off the atmosphere.
"It just shows that people are craving the opportunity to get out and enjoy sport."
Australian Associated Press
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