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April 24, 2017

In Brief: Australia to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and more

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Major events and more leads the news in brief.

Commonwealth Games: Insidethegames reported over the weekend that Australia will bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games despite Gold Coast having the 2018 event.

With original host Durban stripped of the event, Australia as well as Canada and the United Kingdom are all reportedly weighing up formal bids before this Friday’s deadline.

“Australia will express an interest for 2022 with either Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Perth,” Sam Coffa, President of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, is quoted.

Read more: insidethegames

Olympics: The Australian Olympic Committee’s executive is to hold an emergency meeting this week ahead of the organisation’s high-profile presidential ballot on May 6.

It comes amid reported allegations of bullying and financial exorbitance within the AOC.

Source: SBS

Motorsport: Vodafone has returned to sponsoring the Supercars Championship by replacing OVO Mobile as the official telecommunications partner of the series.


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