Gold Coast 2018

Exclusive: CGF hail Stockwell's contribution to Gold Coast 2018 after controversial sacking

By Tom Degun

mark stockwell_mike_hooper_08-05-12May 8 - Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive Mike Hooper has praised the contribution of Mark Stockwell in helping the Gold Coast win the right to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games but said that the hugely controversial decision to fire him is fully down to the relevant bodies in Australia.

Brisbane businessman set to replace Stockwell as chairman of Gold Coast 2018

By Duncan Mackay

Mark Stockwell_in_NoosaMay 7 - A new chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Board is due to be chosen tomorrow as the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) publicly claimed that they had backed Mark Stockwell (pictured), who has been sacked by Queensland's new Government.

Gold Coast 2018 chairman sacked in row over Athletes' Village

By Duncan Mackay

Mark Stockwell_head_and_shouldersMay 6 - Mark Stockwell has been sacked as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committee despite being the driving force behind the city's successful bid for the Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast 2018 recruit new managers to crucial roles

By Tom Degun

imgresMay 4 - Gold Coast 2018 have appointed three general managers to the key areas of marketing and communications, venues and operations and finance and business services with the trio set to play crucial roles as the Organising Committee gears up to host the Commonwealth Games.

Millionaire businessman chosen to replace Clarke as Gold Coast Mayor

By Duncan Mackay

Tom Tate_head_and_shouldersApril 28 - Tom Tate has won the election to become new Mayor of Gold Coast City, which means he will play a leading role in preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games which are being staged in the city.

Jann Stuckey appointed Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Jann Stuckey_head_and_shouldersApril 23 - Liberal National Party (LNP) member Jann Stuckey has been appointed as the Queensland Minister for Tourism and the Commonwealth Games by new Premier Campbell Newman meaning that she will be the Government official charged with leading the preparations for Gold Coast 2018.

Exclusive: CGF confident support will continue for Gold Coast 2018 under new Government

By Tom Degun at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

Campbell Newman_April_21April 22 - Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) vice-president Bruce Robertson said they confident that the new Queensland Government under Campbell Newman (pictured) will provide the same level of support to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as the previous governing party that brought the event to Australia.

Exclusive: Cricket could feature at 2018 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

Twenty20 cricket_England_v_West_IndiesApril 21 - The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have stepped up their plans to get cricket included on the sports programme at the Commonwealth Games, admitting that they are hopeful it could feature as early as the 2018 competition in the Gold Coast.

Bligh to play no part in Gold Coast 2018 preparations after being crushed in elections

By Tom Degun

Anna Bligh_26-03-12March 26 - Anna Bligh (pictured), the 37th Premier of Queensland, will play no part in the preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, despite helping the Australian city win the event, after she was crushed in the state election and subsequently announced her retirement from politics.
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