Gold Coast 2018

Former Gold Coast Mayor fears Brisbane will hijack 2018 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

ron-clarkeOctober 11 - Former Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke, who played a key role in helping the city secure the 2018 Commonwealth Games, claims he is concerned that the event will be mostly staged in nearby Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.

Gold Coast 2018 forms three sub committees to deliver Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Nigel Chamier_25-09-12September 25 - Gold Coast 2018 chairman Nigel Chamier has announced the formation of three subcommittees to advise the Organising Committee on the planning and delivery of the Commonwealth Games in the Australian city.

Australian Olympic gold medallist hits out at state of athletics track on Gold Coast

By Duncan Mackay

Sally Pearson_on_training_train_in_Griffith_UniversitySeptember 2 - Australia's Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson has called on Gold Coast City Council to repair the track she trains on because they have neglected it for so long even though the city is hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast looks to establish healthy Commonwealth Games "pregacy"

By David Gold

Gold Coast_2018_28-08-12August 27 - Legacy has been the watchword of the summer for the London 2012 organisers, but Australia's Gold Coast is looking to deliver what it calls a "pregacy" – bringing the benefits of hosting the Commonwealth Games to the city years in advance.

Commonwealth Games will generate $2 billion of economic benefits, predicts Gold Coast 2018 head

By Tom Degun

Gold Coast_2018_2_27_AugustAugust 28 - Nigel Chamier, chairman of the Gold Coast 2018, has claimed the Commonwealth Games will provide a huge economic boost to the Australian city as it prepares to stage the competition.

We are just laying the groundwork at this stage, says Gold Coast 2018 chairman

By Tom Degun

Nigel Chamier_addressing_conference_in_Gold_Coast_June_2012July 14 - Nigel Chamier, the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee, said there is no major rush to start construction work for the Commonwealth Games with his team carefully planning operations for the competition before ramping things up as it draws closer.

Cricket set for Gold Coast 2018 after Prince Tunku presentation

By Tom Degun

ICC JUne_29July 1 - Prince Tunku Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), has claimed he is hopeful about getting cricket on the sports programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games after a positive meeting with the International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board in Kuala Lumpur.

Exclusive: Talks underway between CGF and ICC over return of cricket to Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

South Africa_team_26_JuneJune 26 - Prince Tunku Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), is set to present to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow as his organisation continues its drive to have the sport included in the Commonwealth Games.

Plans for Gold Coast 2018 Athletes' Village in doubt after stark warning from auditers

By Tom Degun

Gold Coast_2018_logo_18_JuneJune 19 – Plans to construct a AU$663 million (£428 million/$671 million/€534 million) Athletes' Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Parklands have been thrown into doubt following an audit of Queensland's finances led by former Federal Treasurer Peter Costello.
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