Murray MacGregor – Monday 8th August 2022 – 8.30am.
The eyes of the world will be on Birmingham for one more day as the Commonwealth Games comes to a close tonight.
While the focus has rightly been on the athletes and the fantastic crowds who have made this a most memorable event, it is only right to note the remarkable job that the organisers and the emergency services have made in order for the event to take place.
Early on Saturday morning, representatives of the police, fire and ambulance services came together to mark that work with a photo underneath the most iconic symbol of the Game.
The staff and vehicles were photographed in front of the ‘Raging Bull’, the 10m high sculpture that is drawing huge crowds to Centenary Square in Birmingham and which was such a memorable part of the opening ceremony.
WMAS Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “It seemed only right to bring the three services together in front of the symbol of the Games.
“The amount of planning and co-operation that has gone into making these games such a success cannot be underestimated.
“Together with the Organising Committee the three blue light services have ensured this has been one of the best Games ever.
“Everyone has done an amazing job and I hope all of the staff involved, who have come from every corner of our Region, have enjoyed the experience as much as the millions of fans and spectators around the world have.”