Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018 Board to be set-up next month to run Commonwealth Games

By Duncan Mackay

Anna Bligh_with_Hambantota_2018_team_St_Kitts_and_Nevis_November_11_2011November 19 - A new Board to run the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast is set to be established in the next few weeks, it has been announced by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh (pictured left).

Canadian intervention over Delhi 2010 cost us Commonwealth Games claim Hambantota bid leaders

By Duncan Mackay

Ajith Nivard_Cabraal_with_Sports_MinisterNovember 17 - Hambantota has blamed the chaos of last year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the intervention of Canada for its failure to win its bid to host the 2018 edition of the event, as the campaign's leaders Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Mahindananda Aluthgamage both complained that they suffered from a bias against smaller countries hosting the event.

Keino was critical to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games bid triumph, claims old rival

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

ron clarke_and_kip_keino_15-11-11November 15 - Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke (pictured left) has revealed that his old track rival and now great friend Kip Keino (right) of Kenya was a key player in helping his city secure victory over sole rivals Hambantota in the race for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gideon Sam could lead South Africa bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

gideon sam_15-11-11November 15 - South Africa's Gideon Sam, the new vice-president of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), has hinted that his promotion to the high ranking position could potentially help him to lead a bid from his country for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Exclusive: I want lots of bidders for 2022 Commonwealth Games says new President

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

prince tunku_imran_14-11-11November 14 - Prince Tunku Imran (pictured), the new Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, has revealed he is hopeful that as many nations as possible will come forward to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

AOC President congratulates Gold Coast on 2018 Commonwealth Games win

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

JohnCoatesAOCAnnualGeneralMeetingqikgxP9y5pkp2lNovember 13 - The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, has congratulated the Gold Coast after they secured the right to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Hambantota may bid again for Commonwealth Games after Gold Coast defeat

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

Ajith Nivard_Cabraal__with_Mark_Stockwell_St_Kitts_November_2011November 12 - Hambantota 2018 bid co-chairman Ajith Nivard Cabraal has offered his congratulations to the Gold Coast after they secured the right to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games yesterday evening and hinted that Sri Lanka may well bid for the event again in the future.

Boost for women's sport at Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

Mary Kom_boxingNovember 12 - Women's sport has received a major boost after both boxing and rugby sevens were voted onto the Commonwealth Games sports programme as optional sports while the other big winners were the triathlon mixed relay and beach volleyball.

"I wanted to vote for Hambantota" admits Gold Coast 2018 chairman after victory

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

Mark Stockwell_after_Gold_Coast_2018_awarded_Commonwealth_GamesNovember 11 - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games chairman Mark Stockwell expressed his delight after his city held off the fight from Hambantota in Sri Lanka to host the event.
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