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Victoria state in Australia to host 2026 Commonwealth Games


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2022 Apr 12, 16:27, London
Fireworks light up at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on April 15, 2018. The Australian state of Victoria has been confirmed as the host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games. It will be the first-ever predominantly regional Commonwealth Games with events to be staged in several cities including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland. Australia has hosted five other times. The opening ceremony will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (AP Photo)

The Australian state of Victoria has been confirmed as the host of the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

It will be the first-ever predominantly regional Commonwealth Games with events in several cities and regional hubs including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland. Australia has hosted five other times.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin said Victoria and Commonwealth Games Australia “set out a bold and innovative vision for hosting our major multi-sport event. In Victoria, we believe we have found the perfect partner for the next stage of our journey.”

The opening ceremony will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Commonwealth Games are held every four years involving 70-plus countries from the British Commonwealth of nations. It was scheduled for Durban this year, but Birmingham, England stepped in when financial constraints forced the South African city to pull out.


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