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I'm not being biased, but I think here in London, England will get the Centennial 2030 Commonwealth Games, seeing as though the Head of the Commonwealth and the Royal Family are English and live here in England.

I'm starting to give Edmonton more of a chance with Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but I still believe that Durban will Host.

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The city's just been stripped of the Asian Youth Games. They can bid all they want but they ain't getting it unless Durban and Edmonton are suddenly afflicted by Biblical plagues.

Louise Martin interview on BBC radio said that the plan is to announce the 2026 & 2030 hosts at the General Assembly in October 2026 Adelaide 2030 Hamilton no other candidates expre

I'm not being biased, but I think here in London, England will get the Centennial 2030 Commonwealth Games, seeing as though the Head of the Commonwealth and the Royal Family are English and live here in England.

I'm starting to give Edmonton more of a chance with Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but I still believe that Durban will Host.

Again, I see England hosting an event's centennial in 2030, but that's not the one I was thinking. Or would you rather have a Commonwealth Games than go for a World Cup? Because I doubt England would get a shot at both.

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No British government will support a World Cup bid for years imho, and today's omnishambles from FIFA only underlines this. The Commonwealths in 2030 would do nicely. For selfish reasons London would be great, but I kind of agree that a smaller city might gain more benefit.

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Although more lucrative...Yeah, definitely UK will steer clear of FIFA unless truly massive change is enacted.

London would be a standout host, and most likely but it would be nice to see another England city front.

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No British government will support a World Cup bid for years imho, and today's omnishambles from FIFA only underlines this. The Commonwealths in 2030 would do nicely. For selfish reasons London would be great, but I kind of agree that a smaller city might gain more benefit.

To what extent would Olympic Park play a role in its new configuration?

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Again, I see England hosting an event's centennial in 2030, but that's not the one I was thinking. Or would you rather have a Commonwealth Games than go for a World Cup? Because I doubt England would get a shot at both.

Obviously I would rather see a Fifa World Cup being held here in England, but Fifa is too corrupt.

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To what extent would Olympic Park play a role in its new configuration?

The Stadium, The Velodrome, The Copper Box, The Aquatics Centre (if they can add temporary seats), the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre could all host events

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Why, they are more popular than your posts?

No they are not.

Anyway, Yes, the London Olympic Park would be the Centre Piece of a London Commonwealth Games. All the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Venues would be used.

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The Stadium, The Velodrome, The Copper Box, The Aquatics Centre (if they can add temporary seats), the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre could all host events

The Tennis Centre? You mean Wimbledon?

You can also add Twickenham for the Rugby7s, the o2 Arena, the Excel Centre, Wembley Arena ... the only facility not in place is one for Squash

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Watch out London!

Papua New Guinea announces bid for Commonwealth Games as Pacific's premier sporting event ends on a high

The Pacific Games in Port Moresby came to a close on Saturday night with a surprise parting announcement that Papua New Guinea is planning to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Confirmation of the bid came from governor-general Sir Michael Ogio at the closing ceremony.

"Can Papua New Guinea host a Commonwealth Games?" he asked the crowd at a packed Sir John Guise Stadium.

As the cheers went up, Sir Michael told the athletes and spectators that "Yes, together we can!"

"Papua New Guinea must bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games here in Port Moresby, and at venues around the country," he said.

The excitement was not over for the locals as Pacific Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan announced the inaugural winners of the best male and female athletes of 2015.

The women's award went to New Caledonia's record-breaking multi-gold-medal-winning swimmer Lara Grangeon.

But the biggest cheer was reserved for the local hero Ryan Pini, who took the men's award for his seven gold medals in the pool.

Port Moresby was Pini's fifth and last Pacific Games, and he will now turn his attention to representing athletes on the Pacific Games Council for the next four years after being voted in by his peers.

His focus will be on the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga, which have been cast into doubt recent days with the government in Nuku'alofa claiming it does not have adequate funds.

But Sir Michael told the Tongan delegation at the closing ceremony in Port Moresby that PNG was ready and willing to assist Tonga to ensure the games went ahead.

And in taking on the Games mantle, Tonga's Games Organising Committee president Lady Robyn Tu'ivakano left her PNG audience in no doubt.

"You have left a legacy to be cherished by all of us here," she said.

"His Majesty King Tupou VI and the government of the kingdom of Tonga are committed and deeply honoured to be hosting the 16th Pacific Games in four years' time.

"Welcome to the Friendly Islands. Our people, our Games, God bless us all!"

ABC News

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I really do hope PNG stop this poppy-cock about wanting to bid for a Commonwealth Games. Yup , go for a youth games, but there is no way they could cope with the full CWG.

Not to mention the fact that they sold tickets to the closing ceremony which weren't even available in the stadium layout, leaving hundreds of people who had purchased tickets unable to get into the stadium.

How on earth can that happen?

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PNG has a very exotic culture and everything but they still need to get a lot of stuff fixed before hostng the big thing, even if the Pacific Games seemed to have been a sucess.

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Think Cardiff will go for it and have a very strong chance.

I see a lot of people mentioning Belfast, they would want it desperately, being going after big events. This would be on a whole other scale

Sadly, right now just don't have any facilities. The National stadium was shelved and instead major work was put into renovating the 3 stadiums in the city.. Although Casement is currently in limbo.

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I really do hope PNG stop this poppy-cock about wanting to bid for a Commonwealth Games. Yup , go for a youth games, but there is no way they could cope with the full CWG.

Not to mention the fact that they sold tickets to the closing ceremony which weren't even available in the stadium layout, leaving hundreds of people who had purchased tickets unable to get into the stadium.

How on earth can that happen?

The stadium was swapped just as the games began.

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