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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will not adopt a policy of global rotation, like FIFA for the World Cup, and instead will continue to award them to the city which it believes can stage the best event, President Mike Fennell has warned.

The decision is a boost to the Gold Coast’s chances of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games but could damage Hambantota’s campaign.

They are the first Sri Lankan city to bid for the Games while the Gold Coast is seeking to be the fifth Australian city to host the event since they were first held in 1930 and the second in four editions, following Melbourne in 2006.

“But in today’s world, a world of high performance sport, rotation is not nearly as important as to the quality of competition you put on.

“I am talking about quality for the sake of the athlete, for the sake of the media for the sake of the sponsors and so on.

“That is vital and it will always be first and foremost in our thinking

“For Sri Lanka to host the Games, they will have to demonstrate how they can meet those standards better from their competition from the Gold Coast.”

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Sounds like bit of a slap down to me.

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:) Good...But they should've added the double hosting bid thing that FIFA and IRB have adopted. At least the likes of Ghana or Sri Lanka can look ahead and prepare.
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Poor name to this thread.

It suggests that the CG Federation once had a rotation; the CG NEVER had a rotation of any kind.

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Poor name to this thread.

It suggests that the CG Federation once had a rotation; the CG NEVER had a rotation of any kind.

Ah, but everyone here would know the CGF have never had rotation. But it is interesting that it's a notion that has been considered - and rejected.

Anyway, like the Olympics, there always has ben an "unofficial" rotation - assuming the bids are there you'd never see, say, two UK home country hostings in a row, or two Oceania hostings in a row.

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How could rotation ever work when there's a lack of interest when it's open to all? 2018 will be won by default, 2014 didn't offer the widest choice either.

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<_< Interest has been lukewarm since the eighties...

Hence the need to hold a double bidding for 2022-26, at least a 'lesser' host could have a chance to prepare with an extra three years up their sleaves.

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