Commonwealth Games

Bookies make Gold Coast favourites but Australians fear Hambantota

By Tom Degun in St Kitts and Nevis

Gold Coast_and_Hambantota_2018_logosNovember 8 - Australian bookmakers have emphatically backed the Gold Coast bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games despite the fact that there appears to be an increasing chance that their only rivals Hambantota could pull off a shock victory.

Hambantota 2018 arrive for Commonwealth Games vote

By Tom Degun

Hambantota 2018_name_on_Sri_Lankan_planeNovember 7 - A 60-strong Sri Lankan delegation have arrived at in St Kitts and Nevis to attend the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly, where they will discover on Friday (November 11) whether their bid to host the 2018 Games has been successful. 

Hambantota promise 2018 be "public transport Games"

By Tom Degun

Hambantota 2018_Games_Park_day_28-10-11November 6 - The Hambantota 2018 bid team have revealed that 100 per cent of spectators attending a potential Commonwealth Games in the Sri Lankan city will arrive at the competition venues by public transport, which would be made free for all ticket holders.

"It's a very nerve-racking time" admits Queensland Premier as she leaves for Caribbean

By Duncan Mackay

Anna Bligh_in_front_of_Gold_Coast_2018_logoNovember 5 - Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has admitted that the vote next week to decide whether the Gold Coast or Hambantota hosts the 2018 Commonwealth Games is on a knife-edge.

Army take over control of Hambantota stadium

By Duncan Mackay

Mahinda Rajapaksa_International_Stadium_at_night_February_2011November 4 - Sri Lanka's army have taken over the running of the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, which is due to stage the Opening and Closing Ceremonies if Hambantota's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games is succesful next week.

Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast would reinforce its top position claims Stockwell

By Duncan Mackay

Gold Coast_2018_leave_for_St_KittsNovember 3 - Awarding the Commonwealth Games to the Gold Coast will secure the long-term of the event, the leader of Gold Coast's bid has claimed as his team began to leave for next week's vote in the Caribbean.

Former cricketers to lead Hambantota 2018 for final presentation

By Duncan Mackay

Mutthaih Muralitharan_playing_cricketNovember 2 - Mutthaih Muralitharan (pictured), the most successful bowler in the history of Test cricket, is being lined-up to play an important role in Hambantota's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Exclusive: Race for 2018 Commonwealth Games will come down to final presentations, predicts Keino

By David Gold

kip keino_01-11-11November 1 - Kenyan running legend Kip Keino (pictured) has claimed that the race between Hambantota and the Gold Coast to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games will come down to their final presentations in St Kitts and Nevis next week.

Glasgow 2014 appoint former top journalist to new role

By Duncan Mackay

Janette Harkness_head_and_shouldersOctober 31 - Janette Harkess, one of the most senior women in Scottish journalism, has been appointed to head the media relations strategy for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it was announced today.
Page 59 of 118