Commonwealth Games

Special breakfast and outside radio broadcast among events marking three years until Gold Coast 2018

By Nick Butler

Celebrations are planned to mark three years to go until Gold Coast 2018 ©Gold Coast 2018Gold Coast 2018 are hoping to provide reassurance that preparations for the Commonwealth Games are on course with a series of events to mark three-years-to-go until the quadrennial event gets underway.

Queensland Government take greater control of Gold Coast 2018 preparations

By Daniel Etchells

The Tourism and Commonwealth Games Cabinet Committee will be responsible for the delivery of every aspect of Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones has announced the establishment of a Cabinet Committee which will provide strategic direction for the delivery of Gold Coast 2018.

Gold Coast 2018 claim they will not replace 5x5 basketball with 3x3

By Daniel Etchells 

Basketball 3x3 will not feature at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to organisers ©Getty ImagesGold Coast 2018 organisers have claimed basketball 3x3 will not feature on the Commonwealth Games sports programme, despite International Basketball Federation (FIBA) sports director Kosta Ilievs revealing that detailed discussions about replacing the traditional version of the sport were ongoing.

Irn-Bru maker trumpets benefits of Glasgow 2014 sponsorship

By David Owen

AG Barr has outlined the benefits it derived from its Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games sponsorship ©AG BarrAG Barr, the Scottish soft drinks maker whose brands include Irn-Bru and Strathmore Water, has outlined the benefits the company derived from its Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games sponsorship, while announcing a 10 per cent increase in annual profits.

Exclusive: Gold Coast 2018 set to replace basketball with 3x3, claims FIBA sports director

By Daniel Etchells at the Marriott Hotel in Doha

3x3 basketball could replace the traditional version of the sport at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, it has been claimed ©FIBAIt was claimed here today that 3x3 basketball will feature at the next Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, instead of the traditional version of the sport.

Exclusive: Durban can build "world-class" projects by hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games, claims CGF chief executive

By Michael Pavitt at Palácio Foz in Lisbon

Durban will have a chance to accelerate major projects thanks to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesDurban can build a world-class city on the back of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games if they follow the example set by Glasgow last year, it has been claimed.

Cowdrey appointed to lead Australian team at Commonwealth Youth Games

By Duncan Mackay

Matthew Cowdrey has been appointed the general manager of Australia's team for this year's Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia ©APCTwenty three-time Paralympic medallist Matthew Cowdrey has been appointed general manager of Australia's team for this year's Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, it has been announced.

Exclusive: Durban 2022 must make most of existing venues, claims CGF Evaluation Commission chief Martin

By Nick Butler

Durban have faced criticism over their decision not to include track cycling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Presidential candidate Louise Martin has defended Durban's decision not to include track cycling in their 2022 bid plans, as it is not worth the high expenditure developing a velodrome from scratch would require.

Glasgow 2014 came in more than £32 million under budget, latest figures reveal

By Emily Goddard

Latest figures show Glasgow 2014 came in £32 million under budget ©Getty ImagesLast year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was delivered £32 million ($48 million/€45 million) under the predicted £575 million ($859 million/€814 million) budget, a new report published today has revealed, while public funding was £37.2 million ($55.5 million/€52.6 million) less than anticipated.
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