Commonwealth game 2018 is started on 4th April. Commonwealth game known as XXI commonwealth games and also known as Gold coast 2018. Commonwealth Game is an international multi-sport event held in gold coast, Queensland, Austria between 4th April to 15th April 2018. Australia hosted the fifth time commonwealth games.
On 22 August 2008, the premiere of Queensland officially announces gold coast city’s bids to host commonwealth games in 2018.on 3 June 2009 Gold coast city was confirmed as a host city for 2018 commonwealth games.
A key aspect to choose gold coast as commonwealth 2018 because of the fact that the city had 80 percent of planned venues in place before the bidding deadline. Majority of venues are located within the 20 minute driving time of the athlete village. All areas are divided into three groups central gold coast city, North gold coast city, south gold coast city.
Only sports being held outside of gold coast city are track cycling and the preliminary round of basketball which is held in Brisbane and Cairns respectively.shooting is held in Belmont.2018 commonwealth game provide athlete villages for 6600 athletes with accommodation. There are 1252 dwelling 1170 one and two bedrooms apartments and 82 three bedroom townhouses at south port gold coast city.
There is different transport facility is provided for athletes gold coast light rail system connects directly a number of key venues including broad water parkland, gold coast city aquatic center, gold coast convention, and exhibition center and also connect the gold coast university hospital to the railway line to Brisbane at Helensvale.
There are 71 nations participate in commonwealth game 2018. There are a total of 275 events in 19 different sports. There is a rule for commonwealth game there must be minimum 10 core sport like hockey, boxing, badminton, lawn blows, netball, swimming, athletics, rugby sevens, squash, weightlifting must be included and maximum 17 sports must be included in Commonwealth schedule.
on 7th October 2016, it announced new seven sport event for women were added to the sports program meaning that there is an equal number of sports event for men and women.so a total of 275 events in 19 sports being contested.
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