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#1 Sir Rols

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

I guess it's time to start a general 2022 CWGs thread, and a nice article quoting the new chief, Tunku Imran, to kick it off:

I want lots of bidders for 2022 Commonwealth Games says new President

November 14 - Prince Tunku Imran, the new Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, has revealed he is hopeful that as many nations as possible will come forward to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The influential Malaysian replaced Jamaica's Mike Fennell as CGF President here at the organisation's recent General Assembly, in a gathering that also saw Australia's Gold Coast defeat sole rivals Hambantota of Sri Lanka for the right to stage the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 70 voting delegates in attendance in St Kitts and Nevis voted by 43 votes to 27 in favour of the Gold Coast meaning that Australia will now host the competition for the fifth time.

But despite Sri Lanka missing out on the chance to stage the competition for the first time ever, Prince Imran said that he wants to take the prestigious event to virgin territories in the future and feels that Hambantota would be very strong bidders for 2022 if they keep their promise of building sporting venues in the region despite the loss.

"2018 was a very good bid race, which was great to see, but I think at the end of the day, the membership simply looked at the risk factor and saw that the Gold Coast was far lower risk than Hambantota's medium to high risk, just as the Evaluation Commission had reported earlier this year" the 63-year-old told insidethegames.

"Of course I would like to see Hambantota return in 2022 because I think they would be able to put up a real fight for the competition once again.

"I think Hambantota, if they do what they said will do in terms of developing the area and creating the Sports City within the time lines that they have indicated, can be an extremely strong bidder in 2022.

"But I'd also like to see many other countries and cities bid in 2022 because we want really do want to take the Commonwealth Games to new places when they are ready.

"Many Commonwealth countries haven't had that confidence to bid like Malaysia did for the 1998 event and Delhi did for the 2010 event.

"But there are a number of Commonwealth cities and countries I can think of that have never bid before but that could do the Games very, very well.

"Singapore and South Africa are two obvious examples."

Singapore may be encouraged to bid especially after the success of last year's Summer Youth Olympic Games, which was attended by more than 3,500 athletes from 205 countries.

Other countries that may put forward candidates are England and New Zealand.

Prince Imran, who is also President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, takes over from Fennell (pictured left), who was in the role for 17 years, and the Malaysian has praised the contribution of his predecessor.

"Mike Fennell has done a brilliant job as the leader of the Commonwealth Games Movement for a long period," he said.

"That will never be forgotten.

"But I feel that this is now the time for a major review of where we are going moving forwards.

"I am obviously new as the CGF President but I have served for 11 years as vice-president so it is not as if I don't know the federation and its workings.

"We have already taken our first steps in the review process and we hope at our General Assembly next year in Uganda that we will have a full strategy with regards to the Commonwealth Games in terms of its governance, structure, sports programme and in terms of how we handle international federations and engage with all of our stakeholders."

Professionally, Prince Imran is a qualified barrister, company chairman and director, while he has also held a number of high-ranking positions in world sport, including the Presidency of the World Squash Federation (WSF) from 1989 to 1996.

In addition, he was an executive board member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2001 to 2008 and while he says his other various positions are not imperative in his role as CGF President, he says they are certainly a benefit in helping the Commonwealth stay connected with other major international sports organisations.

"I think things like my IOC membership are useful rather than crucial," Prince Imran explained.

"Anyone can be President of the Commonwealth Games Federation as long as they have the commitment and dedication to do the job.

"But obviously having connections like being in the IOC, being on the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), being formally involved in other international federations like squash and cricket, does certainly help us stay connected with the world of sport."

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Nice to see Singapore in the frame, but I do think that South Africa (Durban?) just has to mail in their intentions to bid, and the national associations can already start booking their airfares to to the Rainbow Nation.

I wouldn't be at all surprised to se:
2022 Durban
2026 Singapore
2030 Hamilton/Toronto
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:09 PM

I guess it's time to start a general 2022 CWGs thread, and a nice article quoting the new chief, Tunku Imran, to kick it off:



Nice to see Singapore in the frame, but I do think that South Africa (Durban?) just has to mail in their intentions to bid, and the national associations can already start booking their airfares to to the Rainbow Nation.

I wouldn't be at all surprised to se:
2022 Durban
2026 Singapore
2030 Hamilton/Toronto


2030 will be Hamilton it can't be elsewhere. Maybe an event or two in Toronto (like soccer which Hamilton proposed as part of their 2010 bid). Will Singapore be reluctant to bid? Twice the amount of athletes as the Youth Olympics.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

I wouldn't be at all surprised to se:
2022 Durban
2026 Singapore
2030 Hamilton/Toronto


I would be very happy with that. Follow up with an English city, Cardiff, Australia, maybe even Hambantota or Abuja and you have a solid looking future for the Games in the coming decades which is more than we could say not that long ago.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

The new president may want a lot of bidders for 2022 but I wonder whether a South African bid might actually frighten off others. I agree with Rols that it's theirs to lose if they want it, but I'm not exactly convinced that they do.

Looking further ahead, I understand the historic significance of going back to Hamilton for 2030, but surely a bid by a British city, particularly London, would be nearly impossible to turn down.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:39 PM

The new president may want a lot of bidders for 2022 but I wonder whether a South African bid might actually frighten off others. I agree with Rols that it's theirs to lose if they want it, but I'm not exactly convinced that they do.

Looking further ahead, I understand the historic significance of going back to Hamilton for 2030, but surely a bid by a British city, particularly London, would be nearly impossible to turn down.


I could see that happening as well, especially if TOronto has not won an Olympics by then.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:27 PM

Well, I think this is far as the West Indies' chances go for a while now:

St Lucia to host 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

November 13 - Castries, the capital of St Lucia, has been chosen to host the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017, it has been announced.

The decision was ratified at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly here by the organisation's Executive Board after St Lucia, which is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, expressed an interest in hosting the event earlier this year.

The competition is a small-scale version of the Commonwealth Games and is designed for the youth of the 71 Commonwealth countries for athletes aged between 14 and 18 years old.

The first edition of the competition was held in Edinburgh in 2000 and it has grown ever since.

The Isle of Man successfully staged the competition earlier this year in September when 800 athletes competed across 110 events in seven sports.

Apia the capital of Samoa was selected as the hosts of the 2015 edition of the competition back at the last CGF General Assembly in 2008.

Six years ago, the CGF made the decision to stage the Commonwealth Youth Games outside of the Olympic year following the conclusion of the Pune 2008 competition to help enhance the reputation of the event.

As with the Commonwealth Games, every country is invited to compete in the event.

Castries is well known as a major tourist area due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and resorts.

Some of the main tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano, the Botanical Gardens, a world heritage site, the rain forests and Pigeon Island National Park which is home to Fort Rodney, an old British military base.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:49 PM

Well, I think this is far as the West Indies' chances go for a while now:


Continuing the trend of sending the Youth Games to smaller nations. Rumors have it Lesotho is in line for the 2021 version.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

Continuing the trend of sending the Youth Games to smaller nations. Rumors have it Lesotho is in line for the 2021 version.


Port Stanley 2025?

Or maybe there's hope for Hobart yet!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:31 PM

Port Stanley 2025?

Or maybe there's hope for Hobart yet!


LOL sadly Stanley is too small I would believe? Europe or Asia likely would be in line for 2025. Malta? Brunei?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:36 AM

since the president is from Malaysia...why just give them to put great show again..they did a great job last time,in 2022 this country already reach develop country,with stable economy,rich of culture -see you in putrajaya 2022!
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