"Any major Championship or Games staged in the UK brings with it a significant legacy opportunity, and the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 was no different.
"This summer we saw 11 days of scintillating action in the city, and Alexander Stadium was a stunning venue which not only showcased the athletics spectacle to a global audience, but it has presented so many opportunities for us, and many other stakeholders, to ensure there is a lasting and meaningful legacy post-Games.
"During Birmingham 2022, we witnessed big crowds in the stadium, and large audiences on television, and this contributes to inspiring spectators and families, which in turn raises participation in athletics, and enhances the awareness of the sport in the UK. Whoever watched those performances will have fallen in love with athletics over and over again.
"The legacy post-event is a great one. We are left with an exciting new infrastructure in the city, with a world-class premier sports facility in the Alexander Stadium, and a quality warm-up track alongside it, which will now host the European Championships in 2026.