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What Is The Commonwealth’s Relevance, A Year From the Games?

by Keerat

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Founder & Chairman – Morningside Pharmaceuticals & Trustees for the Randal Charitable Foundation


Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chairman of Morningside Pharmaceuticals and the Randal Charitable Foundation, looks at how the Olympics and next year’s Commonwealth Games bring out the best in nations, and examines the modern relevance and benefits to the UK of the concept of ‘Commonwealth’.

This summer’s Olympics and Paralympics have showcased the very best of humanity under the most difficult of circumstances; but I’m not just talking about the exceptional performances of the athletes.

The games have come to celebrate and symbolise all that is great about diversity and inclusion, where multi-culturalism takes centre stage and wins gold.

As this summer’s Japan games draw to a close, I’m reminded that we now have less than a year to go until for the next sporting extravaganza begins – the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
But for many, the con...

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