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Commonwealth Games 2022

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.

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.

Track cycling to be omitted for first time since 1930 under Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games plans

By Michael Pavitt

Durban's bid focuses primarily on pre-existing venues meaning there is no place for track cycling ©Getty ImagesTrack cycling will not be part of the Commonwealth Games programme for the first time for nearly a century if Durban's bid to host the event in 2022 is successful.

Durban officially launch "compact and unique" bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Nick Butler at Mansion House in London

Durban 2022 present their Bid Book to Commonwealth Games Federation President Prince Imran ©Getty ImagesDurban officially launched their bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games here today, promising a "compact and unique" concept that will boost South Africa, as well as the wider region.

Edmonton withdraw bid to host 2022 Commonwealth Games after budget hit by falling oil prices

By Duncan Mackay

City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announced at a special press conference today that they were withdrawing their bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©TwitterEdmonton tonight withdrew its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of economic problems caused by the drop in worldwide oil prices, claiming that they wanted to focus on 2026 instead.

Exclusive: Ramsamy to assume key role in Durban 2022 Commonwealth bid

By David Owen at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Sam Ramsamy will play a key role in Durban's 2022 Commonwealth Games bid ©Getty ImagesSenior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sam Ramsamy is soon to be given a leadership role on the Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team, in a signal that the bid is finally poised to crank up into higher gear, insidethegames understands.

Exclusive: Martin claims she has "every confidence" Durban will still bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games despite lack of activity

By Paul Osborne

Louise Martin has stated she has full confidence that there will be two strong bids for the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014Louise Martin, chair of the Evaluation Commission for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, is confident that Durban still plan to bid for the event despite their lack of activity so far. 

Edmonton sports centre upgrade could help 2022 Commonwealth Games bid, claims Councillor

By Daniel Etchells

Kinsmen Sports Centre could again play a part in the Commonwealth Games if Edmonton's bid to host the 2022 event is successfuly ©WikipediaA planned multi-million dollar upgrade of a facility used for the 1978 Commonwealth Games could help Edmonton's bid to stage the 2022 edition of the event, it has been claimed. 

Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist recruited to head Edmonton 2022 Athletes' Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Glenroy Gilbert will head the Edmonton 2022 Athletes' Commission ©LinkedinOlympic gold medallist Glenroy Gilbert has joined Edmonton's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games as head of its Athletes' Commission, it was announced today.
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