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Hamilton City Council Pushes Back On 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid As Australia and India Said To Have Expressed Interest


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Hamilton City Councilors expressed dismay Monday that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is encouraging the city to bid for the 2026 edition of the Games instead of the originally planned 2030 centennial event in the Canadian city. Councilors had the opportunity to question CGF CEO David Grevemberg after a presentation during a General Issues Committee […]

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My partner has a major media presence here in Adelaide, and has been in constant battle with the Premier. We have been aggressively agitating about Adelaide hosting the Games- and the Premier has been forced to publicly face this issue again. I suspect we have played a role in Adelaide rethinking its withdrawal. Their first bid said it would cost a ridiculous $3 billion plus- the new figure of $1 billion is much more realistic.

Adelaide has all the venues (including a magnificent stadium, Aquatic Centre, Velodrome, etc)...no reason it should be an expensive games.

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Adelaide would be a great host, by right they should've had 2018 to complete the set of mainland states. Would still mean only 1 of the first 7 games of the century held outside the UK or Oz though...what would it take for somewhere properly new to take it on?

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4 hours ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

 Their first bid said it would cost a ridiculous $3 billion plus- the new figure of $1 billion is much more realistic.

Why? The construction of the 2018 athletes village cost $550 million AU. By 2026, assuming a 2.5% inflation rate (the Australian dollar averaged 2.52% annual inflation from 2000-2019), an equivalent village would cost $622 million AU. It seems unlikely that literally everything else involved would cost only $378 million AU. Are you only counting the operational costs for the budget, and not the capital costs?

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