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Tasmania steps up to challenge Victoria with 2026 Commonwealth Games bid


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The Australian state of Tasmania has emerged with plans to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, countering work already rumored underway by Victoria for a Melbourne centered project. Tasmania’s Sport Minister Jane Howlett said Thursday her state is ready to move forward with plans that would feature Hobart and Launceston as hosts. “Our government is […]

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So, they’ve set their sights lower.

Anyone else here remember the so-called “serious” Hobart Olympic bid that some Tasmanian radio announcer was trying to push on here? (I tried to search for it, but it must be in archives now). Or the Hobart YOG’s bid? 

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It'd be lovely to see Tasmania get a shot...as long as they don't destroy the most beautiful Test cricket ground in the world to get their stadium. The last renovation kept its soul...just. 

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Rob might be on the money here? ….  but is it even too late for a joint bid given they will probably announce the 2026 host at Birmingham 2022.

My money’s on regional Victoria solely getting the Games, with a joint bid with Tas at long odds.  Directly opposite politcal leaders/parties too in VIctoria and Tasmania

 

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Regional VIctoria venues mostly,  eg Geelong Stadium Ceremonies and Track and Field, but with some Melbourne venues too,  eg swimming at Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre and cycling at John Cain Arena (track is still there under the grandstands)

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