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2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« on: February 16, 2022, 06:12:41 PM »
Victoria bids to host 2026 Commonwealth Games in state's regions.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/victoria-commonwealth-games-2026-state-government-bid-to-host-event-in-regional-victoria/39ad9bb1-40bc-4736-903e-f5fb14a2d4e6

Ballarat is likely to be the home of the athletics events at the 2026 Commonwealth Games, which are expected to be held in March to avoid significant clashes with the AFL season.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/athletics/ballarat-likely-to-host-commonwealth-games-track-and-field-in-2026-20220216-p59wy3.html

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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2022, 09:56:50 PM »
Considering Victoria is bidding against themselves and not one other place wants the games , this is an exciting moment lol

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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2022, 09:40:44 AM »
Didn't you hear Damo there is a late player?

Tassie! They don't want to host the entire thing but they liked to be involved in hosting some events

Not sure being considered part of regional Victoria would go down well with some ;D

Very similar situation to Bris/Qld and the Olympics, they ended up being the only bid.

On a serious note don't ever recall a city being asked to bid by a Games Committee
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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 02:01:29 PM »
Victoria will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Four regional hubs will be established in Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland, each with an athletesí village. Shepparton will also host events, and the MCG will host the opening ceremony to kick the games off in 2026.

Sport   Proposed Venue
Aquatics (Swimming, Para Swimming & Diving)   Geelong
Athletics & Para Athletics   Ballarat
Badminton   Gippsland
Boxing   Ballarat
Beach Volleyball   Geelong
Cricket T20   Geelong, Gippsland, Ballarat, Bendigo
Cycling   Gippsland, Bendigo
Gymnastics   Geelong
Hockey   Geelong
Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls   Bendigo
Netball   Bendigo
Rugby Sevens   Gippsland
Squash   Bendigo
Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis   Geelong
Triathlon & Para Triathlon   Geelong
Weightlifting & Para Powerlifting   Bendigo

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-to-host-2026-commonwealth-games-20220412-p5acsp.html

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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 02:35:14 PM »
Fantastic and I like the regional idea after the two years we've had.

Just hope they don't dump too much capital into projects that will just sit vacant afterwards. Really want the locals to be able to cash in!

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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2022, 04:30:37 PM »
Victoria's 2026 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony will be held in Geelong at GMHBA stadium.

https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/1586191094110224384

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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2022, 04:59:00 PM »
Victoria's 2026 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony will be held in Geelong at GMHBA stadium.

https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/1586191094110224384

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