In an event at Mansion House, London on 2 March 2015, in front of an audience of senior sporting, civic and Commonwealth leaders, a high-profile delegation from South Africa formally lodged their bid files and showcased their ambitions to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban, South Africa. Features interviews with David Grevemberg, Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive; Filkile Mbalula, South African Minister for Sport and Recreation; James Nxumalo, the Mayor of Durban; and Cameron van der Burgh, Olympic gold medallist and world record holder for the 100m breaststroke.
CGF and Gold Coast 2018 announce record-breaking para-sport programme
• The largest-ever para-sport programme in Commonwealth Games history, comprising up to 300 para-athletes and 38 medal events across 7 sports, will be showcased at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
• Timed to celebrate the launch of the 2016 theme of an Inclusive Commonwealth across 71 nations and territories, today’s announcement represents an increase of 45% more athletes and 73% more medals compared to the record-breaking para-sport competition at Glasgow 2014.
• The sports being contested by para-athletes at Gold Coast 2018 will be Athletics, Cycling (Track), Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Triathlon