Tag: Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games hosting offers mulled

New host city options for Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is considering multiple proposals to host the event in 2026, as uncertainty over the long-term future of the Games continues. The BBC said that last week, Singapore joined Malaysia in ruling out a bid, after the Australian state of Victoria withdrew as the... » Read more

Commonwealth Games – Nobody’s baby?

The end of the Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast (Queensland) has withdrawn its bid to host the next Commonwealth Games, ending any hope the event could still be held in Australia. ‘BBC NEWS’ stated that the coastal City hosted the 2018 Games, and the Mayor of the Gold Coast, Tom Tate, had – unilaterally – insisted... » Read more

2026 Commonwealth Games face-saving exercise

Gold Coast wants to rescue 2026 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast (City in Australia) Mayor Tom Tate has announced ambitious plans to salvage the 2026 Commonwealth Games, following the withdrawal of Victoria as the host in July. ‘Gold Coast Ministry of Sport’ stated that Mayor Tate held discussions with the Commonwealth Games Australia head honcho... » Read more

Victoria Commonwealth show cancellation payout

State of Victoria will pay compensation

The Victorian Government has agreed to pay Commonwealth Games bodies $380m in compensation after canceling the 2026 event, in what the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, is claiming as “the best outcome” the State could get. ‘The Guardian’ stated that Andrews made the shock announcement... » Read more

2030 Commonwealth Games gasp at cost altar

Alberta withdraws from hosting Commonwealth Games

The Government of Alberta (Canada) has pulled its support for a bid to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games due to rising costs. ‘sky sports’ stated that the Canadian province had considered a joint bid for the Games, centered on Edmonton and Calgary. However, the Tourism and Sports Minister Joseph... » Read more

Victoria leave in lurch Commonwealth Games

Victoria pulls out of hosting Commonwealth Games 2026

The Australian State of Victoria will not host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, after the State (Victoria) Premier, Daniel Andrews, said the cost had “blown out” and he was not prepared to redirect money from other parts of his Government’s budget to make up for the shortfall. ‘The Guardian’... » Read more

Canada Commonwealth show bid irk taxpayers

Calgary and Edmonton considering bid for Commonwealth Games

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has appealed for referendums to be held in Calgary and Edmonton (Canada) over the staging of the 2030 Commonwealth Games as groups speak out against a potential Alberta bid. ‘inside the games’ stated that Alberta has been selected as the Commonwealth... » Read more

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