Over the next 12 days, Birmingham will welcome 72 teams and about 6,500 athletes and officials to compete in the biggest sporting programme in Commonwealth Games’ history.
For the first time at a major multi-sport event, there will be more medal events for women than men – 136-134.
There are also a record 42 Para-sports events at the online purchase viagra Games.
The opening ceremony takes place at Alexander Stadium today.
The live action gets under way on Friday.