Commonwealth Games

Exclusive: Singapore could bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Tom Degun

Singapore at_nightMarch 17 - Singapore has the capabilities to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games if it decides to bid, a leading Government official there has claimed.

Exclusive: Fewer athletes at Commonwealth Games is not to limit medal haul of top nations, insists CGF boss

By Tom Degun

mike hooper_14-03-12March 14 - A move to reduce athlete numbers in certain events at the Commonwealth Games, starting at Glasgow 2014, is not an attempt to stop the likes of Australia dominating the medal table, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Mike Hooper (pictured) has claimed.

Gold Coast 2018 confident they can deliver Commonwealth Games on budget despite claims costs rising

By Duncan Mackay

Parklands Health_and_Knowledge_precintMarch 13 - Australian officials have denied claims that the cost of building the Athletes' Village for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast has dramatically increased, threatening to put the entire project over budget.

Commonwealth Games will put Scotland on the "global stage" predicts First Minister

By Duncan Mackay

Alex Salmond_SNP_Spring_Conference_Glasgow_March_10_2012March 10 - A new £10 million ($16 million/€12 million) scheme has been launched by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond to try to capitalise on the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which he has vowed to make "the greatest sporting event our country has ever seen".

Scottish independence referendum will increase interest in Glasgow 2014, it is claimed

By Tom Degun

Scottish flag_with_GB_flagFebruary 29 - Scott Stevenson, director of sport at Commonwealth Games Canada, has predicted that the controversial Scottish independence referendum could help increase interest in Glasgow 2014.

Exclusive: Early interest in 2022 Commonwealth Games is very encouraging, says CGF chief

By Tom Degun

mike hooper_28-02-12February 28 - Mike Hooper (pictured), chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), has claimed that early interest in bidding for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has put the organisation in a very healthy position.

Ron Clarke steps down as Gold Coast Mayor to stand for seat in Queensland poll

By Tom Degun

Ron Clarke_in_front_of_Gold_Coast_2018_logoFebruary 27 - Athletics legend Ron Clarke has resigned as Mayor of the Gold Coast to run for a seat in Queensland's State election next month and he has claimed that ensuring a successful 2018 Commonwealth Games will be one of his key priorities if he is elected.

Gold Coast 2018 Board to be set-up after Queensland state election

By Tom Degun

Anna Bligh_in_front_of_Gold_Coast_2018_logoFebruary 26 - The Organising Committee Board that will run the Gold Coast's 2018 Commonwealth Games will not be established until after Queensland's state election on March 24 this year, when all 89 members of the Legislative Assembly will be chosen.

Scottish firms urged to compete for contracts at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

firmBy Tom Degun

craig-lear-glasgow 2014_24-02-12February 24 - Scotland's leading food and drink producers have been urged to showcase the best of the country's produce by competing for contracts at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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