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Shock as Abuja do not bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games but Sri Lanka does

By Duncan Mackay in London
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

April 1 - As expected, two cities submitted formal nominations to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games by last night's deadline - but the shock was that the Nigerian capital Abuja, who had always claimed that they would bid again following their defeat to Glasgow for the 2014 edition, was not among them.