Australian State Wins 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid

SYDNEY, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twelfth Apr, 2022 ) :The Australian state of Victoria introduced on Tuesday that it has gained its bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, which can see scores of countries come collectively for what’s dubbed a “Friendly Games”.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews stated the internet hosting of the Games would comply with a brand new “multi-city model”, as occasions can be held throughout a number of rural areas within the state.

Hubs can be established in 4 regional hubs within the state, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland. Each of the cities, with populations underneath 300,000, would have its personal athletes’ village and sport program, with the opening ceremony to be held in Melbourne.

“It’s a great honor to have Victoria chosen as the host venue for the 2026 Commonwealth Games – we can’t wait to welcome the world to all of our state,” stated Andrews whereas making the announcement.

The occasion is anticipated to generate greater than three billion Australian Dollars (about 2.23 billion U.S. {dollars}) for Victoria’s economic system and create greater than 600 full-time jobs.

“The Commonwealth Games in regional Victoria is great for jobs, hospitality and our economy,” stated Andrews.

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll welcomed the choice, including that it could additional bolster sport in Australia as Brisbane prepares to host the 2032 Olympic Games.

“We have spoken about the green and gold runway leading into Brisbane 2032. Now to host a Commonwealth Games in 2026 is a major marker on that runway.”The Games are anticipated to have a complete of 72 Commonwealth nations, international locations previously underneath the British empire, collaborating in sports activities reminiscent of badminton, cricket, hockey and desk tennis.

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