Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2018 bid cities travel to Mexico to gather support

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

Mark_Stockwell_in_Mexico_March_2011March 5 - High-profile delegations from the Gold Coast and Hambantota, the two cities bidding for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, have travelled to Veracruz in Mexico to promote their campaigns to the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CACSO).

Glasgow 2014 looks to fill key post

By Tom Degun

Glasgow_2014_logoMarch 3 - Glasgow 2014 organisers are looking to fill the key position of Head of Sport Competition for the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will be held in the city in just over three years' time and is set to be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland.

"We will be ready in 2016" Hambantota 2018 promise

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

Hambantota_2018_logo_newFebruary 27 - Hambantota today claimed that all the faciltiies needed to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, including the venues and infrastructure, would be built and finished nearly two years ahead of the event if their bid is successful.

Multi-million pound boost for Scotland Glasgow 2014 preparations

Scotland_walk_into_arena_at_Opening_Ceremony_Delhi_2010February 26 - Scottish athletes will benefit from a multimillion-pound performance investment for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it has been announced.

Kalmadi "to be arrested" but hits back at Government

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

Suresh_Kalmadi_arriving_at_Parliament_February_22_2011February 24 - Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, is set to be arrested for his involvement in the corruption linked to the event, it has been claimed by the media in India.

Kalmadi under more pressure as two closest aides arrested in corruption probe

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

Swiss_Timing_at_Delhi_2010February 23 - A number of leading Delhi Commonwealth Games officials, including the two closest aides of chairman Suresh Kalmadi, have been arrested in connection with a $24 million (£15 million) contract awarded to Swiss Timing.

Queensland Premier appoints Parliamentary Secretary for 2018 Gold Coast bid

Peta-Kaye_CroftFebruary 21 - Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has appointed Peta-Kaye Croft (pictured) as Parliamentary Secretary for the Gold Coast's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

World Cup gives Hambantota chance to promote 2018 Commonwealth Games bid

Hambantota_stadium_February_19_2011February 19 - Hambantota will get the chance to showcase its bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games tomorrow when it hosts Sri Lanka's opening match of the cricket World Cup.

British firm receiving nearly £2 million to aid Hambantota 2018 Commonwealth Games bid

By Tom Degun

Mahindananda_Aluthgamag_with_Sri_Lanka_President_holding_up_Hambantota_logoFebruary 14 - Hambantota are reportedly paying British firm pmplegacy, part of the London-based Chime Communications, at least Rs. 336 million (£1.9 million) to help its the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage (pictured left).
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