Gold Coast 2018 Win "Fantastic Result"
Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan and Sport Minister Mark Arbib said in a joint statement, "this morning's victory was a fantastic result for the Gold Coast, Queensland, and Australia. It will provide a big boost to tourism and jobs on the Gold Coast, both in the lead up to the Games and during the event".
The Gold Coast is situated in the south east of Queensland. State Premier Anna Blight said, "Queensland we did it!. We got back up again and we won the 2018 Commonwealth Games".
Australia has hosted four Commonwealth Games - 1938 in Sydney, 1962 in Perth, 1982 in Brisbane and 2006 in Melbourne.
Swan and Arbib said in the statement, "the Games attract thousands of athletes from around the Commonwealth as well as tens of thousands of fans and a global television audience of well over one billion people. So hosting the Commonwealth Games will be a great opportunity to showcase to a huge global audience all that the Gold Coast has to offer".
The Gold Coast was elected host city of the 2018 Commonwealth Games over Hambantota by a vote of 43 to 27.
The next Commonwealth Games are being held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.Write or read comments about this article
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