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.

Gold Coast 2018 to be more a "Toyota Games rather than a Rolls Royce one"

By Tom Degun

Prince Tunku_visits_Gold_Coast_2018_June_2012June 15 - Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Prince Tunku Imran (pictured) has said that the organisation are not expecting to see the Gold Coast stage a "Rolls-Royce" 2018 Commonwealth Games following his first visit to the Australian city since they won the right to stage the event last November.

Gold Coast 2018 prepare for visit from Commonwealth Games President

By Tom Degun

Gold-Coast-2018 June_7June 7 - Gold Coast 2018 are facing their first official visit from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) since they won the right to stage the event last November with the new Organising Committee set to give an update on their preparations.

Opposition emerges as Glaswegians are asked to attend "charm school" ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Glasgow taxi_driverJune 6 - A number of high profile figures, including Scottish actor and comic Greg Hemphill, have hit out at a plan to make around 10,000 Glaswegian taxi drivers, waiters, shopkeepers and other tourism industry workers attend "charm school" ahead of the Commonwealth Games to help them deal with the influx of international visitors.

Special film released by Commonwealth Games Federation to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee

By Duncan Mackay

June 3 - The CoCGF Queen_Diamond_Jubilee_filmmmonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has released a new film to coincide with the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which are currently taking place across Britain.

Glasgow 2014 commercial director to quit top role

By Tom Degun

John Donnelly_head_and_shouldersMay 12 - John Donnelly, the Glasgow 2014 commercial director, will leave the Organising Committee by mutual agreement at the end of next month.

Exclusive: Hampden Park athletics track is a risk worth taking, says Glasgow 2014 chief

By Tom Degun

David Grevemberg_May_11May 11 - Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg (pictured) has admitted that his Organising Committee were always aware of the risk around building a temporary athletics track at Hampden Park, but said it is one they wanted to take in order to host the best possible Commonwealth Games.

Stockwell replacement as Gold Coast 2018 chairman announced

By Duncan Mackay

Nigel Chamier_head_and_shouldersMay 9 - Mark Stockwell's replacement as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed as Brisbane businessman Nigel Chamier (pictured). 

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.
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