Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018

The extremely scenic Gold Coast, Australia, would in a few weeks play host to the 21st Commonwealth Games, 4 – 15 April. Following on the heels of Glasgow, Scotland, four years ago, Gold Coast would be seeking to rise to the occasion and even exceed the tremendous achievements of the former host.

Last June the St Vincent and the

Whither the Commonwealth Games

Whither the Commonwealth Games

10968The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games officially opened on Wednesday last, 23 July, in a truly warm and welcoming manner evident in the cultural package presented to the world.

The commencement of the latest edition of the Commonwealth Games has given Glasgow a level of global attention that it more than deserves after spending the last six years in preparing to be gracious hosts to the Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA) of the 71-member Commonwealth.

Gold at the 19th Commonwealth Games

Gold at the 19th Commonwealth Games

Natasha Mayers has handed St Vincent and the Grenadines its first gold medal in the sport of Athletics at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games when she won the 100m at the 19th edition of the event in Delhi, India, on the second day of the athletics competition.

Mayers’ achievement places her alongside Frankie Lucas, another Vincentian, who was at the time resident in the United Kingdom, won gold at the Commonwealth Games held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1974, in the Middleweight Division (75kg) of the Boxing competition.

Commonwealth Games 2010 – a review

The theme of the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India was, Come out and Play, unfortunately, the outcome was more of a mixed bag that may well have left all of India wondering precisely what the country would have gained from the massive and expensive undertaking.

The drama of Delhi

The drama of Delhi

Tomorrow the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), proprietor of the quadrennial Commonwealth Games, will convene yet another General Assembly. Unlike many of these Assemblies this one promises to be very acrimonious and reminiscent of the one held two years ago in The Gambia. The latter was held following the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India.

Two days from now, 3 October 2010, the Commonwealth Games will begin in Delhi.