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16 hours ago, spiele said:

Again this ties into my reply in another thread - you do realise that the infrastructure works directly associated with Gold Coast 2018 far exceeds anything built by Melbourne for 2006?

The key word is smaller- all the Gold Coast facilities are much smaller than the Melbourne ones, and set a precedent for a SMALLER Games......whether new, old or recycled.

Larger venues, even existing ones  have higher overlay, staffing, and ongoing capital costs.

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No, Sri Lanka lost the 2010 Commonwealth Games because it put forward an undeveloped fishing village with a population of only a few thousand as its candidate 'city'. Sri Lanka could have hosted 2010

Another former commonwealth games host city bidding to Co host the games . Looks like the Co Hosting between Glasgow and Edinburgh for 2014 except it is Four Events in Brisbane . http://www.goldcoas

LOL - well I always thought the most apt thing about the bid logo was that it looked like something Jupiters Casino would use to brand itself.

11 hours ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

The key word is smaller- all the Gold Coast facilities are much smaller than the Melbourne ones, and set a precedent for a SMALLER Games......whether new, old or recycled.

Larger venues, even existing ones  have higher overlay, staffing, and ongoing capital costs.

That still doesn't make sense when you consider the reality:

  • Most of Melbourne's venues were existing, and chosen for 2006 simply due to practical reasons alone. Much of the enhancements to existing venues (bar the outdoor pool at MSAC and the Village) were on the cards prior to winning the bid in 1999. 
  • Gold Coast is undertaking probably twice the amount of capital infrastructure works directly associated with the Games than Melbourne did - for a city of just 500,000. Whilst many venues are existing, most are undergoing pretty significant enhancement works. 

When you look at the bigger picture, the work going into GC2018 isn't small scale - its quite large. The Commonwealth Games will leave a bigger imprint on that city than it did on Melbourne.

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On 3/18/2017 at 10:54 AM, Alexjc said:

:angry: well ain't that just a kicker in the between legs area!

Athletics NZ and NZOC has decided to cut funding for NZ's qualifying Track and Field athletes who wish to attend next year's CWGs. Instead giving full focus on team sports!

Athletics NZ will now focus funding towards the London World Track and Field Champs instead...So clearly you can see where NZ is focussing it's T&F future in building up to the Olympic Games. I guess logic dictates our limited funding be allowed to place athletes among sports power nations not in the CGF. Waste of time disrupting them with a diminishing event.

Oh well...another nail in the coffin. :(

Obviously NZ have had great success in team sports but it's completely the opposite strategy of Team GB where the focus has been on individual sports with multiple medals up for grabs rather than team sports with just one or two medals to be won. 

As long as Liam Malone gets a race though all should be good.

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Only ones i missed are hockey finals but hopeful pick some up between now and April.

Athletics, Basketball W SF, Rugby 7s final and closing ceremonies.

Also found a swap or buy/sell tickets account on twitter @gc2018tix so hopefully that will get me some tickets like twitter did at London Olympics

 

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The following teams have qualified. For basketball it was the top 3 in the world rankings, host nation and 4 invited nations. For netball it was the top 11 in the world rankings + host nation.

 

Men's Basketball teams

:AUS Australia

:CMR Cameroon

:CAN Canada

:ENG England

:IND India

:NZL New Zealand

:NGR Nigeria

:SCO Scotland

 

Women's Basketball teams

:AUS Australia

:CAN Canada

:ENG England

:IND India

:JAM Jamaica

:MAS Malaysia

:MOZ Mozambique

:NZL New Zealand 

 

Netball

:AUS Australia

:NZL New Zealand

:ENG England

:JAM Jamaica

:RSA South Africa

:MAW Malawi

:FIJ Fiji

:WAL Wales

:UGA Uganda

:NIR Northern Ireland

:BAR Barbados

:SCO Scotland 

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Katie Noonan will direct the music of the Opening Ceremony

http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/katie-noonan-to-direct-music-in-commonwealth-games-ceremonies-20171122-p4yx5r.html

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Katie Noonan to direct music in Commonwealth Games ceremonies

Queensland musician Katie Noonan has been appointed director of music for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games' opening and closing ceremonies.

Noonan, a five-time ARIA Award-winner and former lead singer for Brisbane band George, was Wednesday among a host of home-grown talent appointed to produce and perform in the ceremonies.

"I'm a fiercely proud Queensland musician; I think we make some of the best music in the world and indeed some of the best art in the world," she said.

"There's some truly world class dance and music being made here, so it's a good time to focus on our (cultural) identity and realise that we're really good at what we do."

Noonan was named alongside Brisbane choreographer and performer Nathan Wright and Gold Coast tap dancer Drew Anthony who will help deliver the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.

Stephen Page's Bangarra Dance Theatre will also feature in a show put together by director David Zolkwer, who has worked on three Commonwealth Games including Melbourne's, the Athens 2004 Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 royal wedding.

About 4000 people will take part in the two shows next April, with key casting and thematic details to remain a secret.

There was initial backlash after Australian companies were overlooked for the production contract in favour of US-based Jack Morton Worldwide.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation chief executive Mark Peters said Wednesday's appointments justified the decision.

"There are great Australian companies, but the strength of Morton is the engagement at the community level and they've just done so much work and it's real," Peters said.

Manchester-born Zolkwer has spent the last 18 months living on the Gold Coast with his family and said rehearsals will begin early next year.

"They're not my ceremonies, they belong to the people of the Gold Coast and it's got to be authentic and the authenticity comes from listening to people," the artistic and project director said.

 

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1 hour ago, rogerdown said:

How are the BBC covering this event in the UK, with a lot of the events taking place during the night?

Some sort of extensive highlights show every evening in addition to live coverage? 

Good question. I made the mistake of checking the BBC's 2018 Athletics Calendar ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/calendar

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Online-only? That's odd - are the Commies ceasing to be a big deal in Canada? Pan-Am now your second-level games of choice? Anyway I actually came to see if anyone has more recent pics of the stadium now surely the temporary stand's going up. Or more recent ceremony news - final preparation can't be that far off. 

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2 hours ago, yoshi said:

Online-only? That's odd - are the Commies ceasing to be a big deal in Canada? Pan-Am now your second-level games of choice? Anyway I actually came to see if anyone has more recent pics of the stadium now surely the temporary stand's going up. Or more recent ceremony news - final preparation can't be that far off. 

CBCA refused because of its proximity to the Olympics

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17 hours ago, intoronto said:

CBCA refused because of its proximity to the Olympics

That's a big shame,.

It's gone in the opposite direction here in New Zealand, the Games have come back to TVNZ (Com Games and Olympics of late have been on Sky with Prime as their free to air broadcast partner) who will be screening all day on TVNZ 1, TVNZ Duke and TVNZ Games extra (pop up channel) in addition to on demand. 

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TVNZ will also be producing coverage for the Pacific Islands. 

The opening will be screened on TVNZ1(with Toni Street, Peter Williams and Jenny Mary Clarkson commentating the coverage), while TVNZ Duke will also screen the opening with the alternative commentary collective providing commentary (usually a slight piss take angle).

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On 07/01/2018 at 7:43 PM, rogerdown said:

How are the BBC covering this event in the UK, with a lot of the events taking place during the night?

 

Some sort of extensive highlights show every evening in addition to live coverage? 

In the same way they've always covered such events - live coverage as the action happens then evening highlights.   It's in exactly the same time zone as Pyeongchang so suspect the coverage will pretty much be scheduled the same - live on BBC1 overnight and in the morning, live on BBC2 at breakfast and then extended coverage in the afternoon followed by highlights in the evening.   The BBC have full rights to the games so can offer every broadcast event live too.

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On 2/28/2018 at 8:54 PM, yoshi said:

Ah. Too much on in one year - have the CGF ever considered going to the 17-21-25 etc cycle?

it is The World Games cycle. Perhaps19-23-27 cycle will be better.

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