Commonwealth Games 2018

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Queensland weighs Olympic bid amid fears it could torch the state's finances
Previous Olympic Games bids indicate the final price tag could end up being at least double the initial estimate of A$5.3bn

Martin Farrer

01, Jan, 2020 @7:00 PM

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From sandpaper to Sheed – 2018: a bumper year in Australian sport
A cornucopia of highs and lows, 2018 brought stain and redemption to Australian sport

Paul Connolly

22, Dec, 2018 @7:00 PM

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde
Australia’s reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay there underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a sporting mega-event

Marina Hyde

23, May, 2018 @11:18 AM

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Commonwealth Games athletes to seek asylum after going missing
Refugee group helping athletes, including eight from Cameroon, who disappeared from the Gold Coast during the Games

Helen Davidson and wires

15, May, 2018 @6:47 AM

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Callum Hawkins: 'Did I win?' Collapsed marathon runner not angry at organisers
Scotland’s Callum Hawkins has blamed himself for his Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games marathon collapse, and revealed he was so disorientated he didn’t know whether he had won

Guardian sport with agencies

26, Apr, 2018 @3:31 AM

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England's netball success shines light on thriving UK club scene
Last-gasp Commonwealth gold could inspire more women to don a bib and get fit, clubs hope

Helen Pidd North of England editor

20, Apr, 2018 @5:45 PM

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Gold Coast’s Games finale lowers bar for follow-up at Birmingham 2022
Eleven days of slick operation at the Commonwealth Games were somewhat undermined by two bum notes struck in the final 24 hours on the Gold Coast

Martha Kelner on the Gold Coast

16, Apr, 2018 @4:18 PM

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Channel Seven rejects claim it knew athletes wouldn't be part of closing ceremony
Host Johanna Griggs refutes claim made by an ABC journalist that Seven was told in a briefing athletes would be ‘snubbed’

Amanda Meade

16, Apr, 2018 @11:55 AM

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Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Peter Beattie apologises for debacle
Broadcasters furious they were unable to show athletes entering the stadium, while spectators rushed the exits during endless speeches

Calla Wahlquist

15, Apr, 2018 @10:39 PM

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'Share the dream' – the Games that celebrated disability sports
The 2018 Commonwealth Games was the most inclusive sporting event held to date, with 38 para medal events woven into the schedule alongside able-bodied events. Our photographer Carly Earl met several of the stars

Carly Earl

15, Apr, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Commonwealth Games: the Gold Coast performances that didn't go to plan
If you are going to have winner, inevitably it means there will be losers. Here are a few of the people who would probably rather forget their time at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Martin Belam and agencies

15, Apr, 2018 @2:11 PM

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Commonwealth Games 2018 closing ceremony – as it happened
The Gold Coast Games came to an emotional close with songs and poetry about history, unity, equality and inclusivity. The flag was passed to Birmingham, host of the 2022 edition, and similar values declared

Daniel Harris

15, Apr, 2018 @12:29 PM

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