Commonwealth Games 2022: London withdraws hosting interest

Victoria Pendleton and Anna Meares carry the baton at the launch of the Queen"s Baton Relay

London has withdrawn interest in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, leaving Birmingham and Liverpool as the UK’s potential candidate cities.

Manchester had already said it did not want to host on its own, but the city could still stage some events as part of a successful bid from Liverpool.

Australia, Canada and Malaysia are also interested in hosting the Games, which were stripped from Durban in March.