Gold Coast 2018 Decide Against Adding New Sports to Programme

By Community | February 11, 2013

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has revealed no new sports will be added to the event meaning sports such as beach volleyball will miss out. 

“The sports program will reflect the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) stipulated 10 core sports (including para-sports) and an additional seven optional sports, no rx ‘ GOLDOC said in a statement today. 

“The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) caps the number of sports at 17.’

GOLDOC Chairman, Nigel Chamier OAM, confirmed there were no changes to the sports detailed in the Gold Coast Candidate City File submitted to the CGF in May 2011.

“The sports program was carefully developed to provide a balance of sports with consideration given to potential athlete participation levels, the number of Commonwealth nations hosting international tournaments and participant numbers from the Commonwealth at world championships’ Mr Chamier said.

Mr Chamier said formal submissions for inclusion were received from Beach Volleyball, Canoeing, Judo and Ten Pin Bowling and were reviewed over the last six months.

“All four applicants failed to meet a sufficient number of criteria to warrant being proposed to the CGF for inclusion in the 2018 sports program,’ Mr Chamier said.