Adelaide, Australia Considers Commonwealth Bid
The South Australian government is considering a possible 2030 bid from Adelaide for the Commonwealth Games, but Premier Jay Weatherill says a final decision is still some time off.
He told reporters Monday, "but we think this would be a fantastic initiative to showcase South Australia. This would allow us to celebrate everything we love about our state. We're a great sporting state".
South Australia lost its bid for the 1998 Games in Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur.
Weatherill said the infrastructure cost of hosting the Games would be "enormous" and the state government would likely require federal help. He said "that's something we'd have to look at over time and budget for. It's a long way off, but those things need to be planned for now so that we can be in a position to make an effective bid when that opportunity rises".
Glasgow is holding the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Gold Coast is hosting in 2018.Write or read comments about this article
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