Commonwealth Games

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.

Prince Imran vows to complete reforms at Commonwealth Games Federation despite challenge from Martin

By Nick Butler

Prince Imran pictured during the Opening Ceremony of last summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Glasgow 2014Prince Imran of Malaysia has promised he is ready to compete for a second term as President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) following the news, exclusively broken by insidethegames, Scotland's Louise Martin will stand against him.

Young athletes celebrate Commonwealth Day with Queensland Governor to help mark countdown to Gold Coast 2018

By Michael Pavitt

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey read out a Commonwealth message to the young athletes who aspire to be part of Gold Coast 2018 ©Government House QueenslandEighteen aspiring young athletes have marked Commonwealth Day by attending afternoon tea with Queensland's Governor Paul de Jersey at Government House in Brisbane. 

Exclusive: Martin to challenge Prince Imran for Commonwealth Games Federation Presidency

By Nick Butler

ScotLouise Martin will challenge Prince Imran of Malaysia for the CGF Presidency ©Glasgow 2014land's Louise Martin will challenge Malaysian incumbent Prince Imran for the Presidency of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) at September's General Assembly in Auckland.
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