Top athletes from across the world will be racing to Birmingham after the city was chosen to host the 29th Commonwealth Sports Awards.
A glittering ceremony is planned at the ICC on November 6, a month after the end of the Games in Delhi.
Launched in 1980, the awards honour the achievements of sportsmen and women from Commonwealth countries.
Previous winners include Brian Lara, Dwight Yorke, Lennox Lewis, Michael Owen, Joe Calzaghe, Chris Hoy and Paula Radcliffe.
The decision to choose Birmingham is regarded as a major success by city council, which is helping to sponsor the prize-giving night.
Council leader Mike Whitby said the event would underline Birmingham’s growing reputation as a sporting city of excellence.
It was announced last month that the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards is returning to Birmingham.
The city has also been chosen as a pre-2012 Olympic Games training camp for athletes from the United States and Jamaica.
Coun Whitby (Con Harborne) said: “The awards will honour the professionalism and commitment of everyone involved.”
Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell said: “These awards seek to remind people of the achievements of great athletes. “This will send a message across the globe that we are proud of all their achievements.”