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Yep - its completely cancelled. Got Denver 76'ed! 

Good riddance. 

However this looks like the end of the road for the entire event. I can't say this is going to bode well for interest from Canadian and NZ parties for 2030/34. 

The Queen is dead. Just let thing be known as an event that existed from 1930 to 2022. 

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It was the fiscally responsible thing to do. Costs projected to blow out to $6-7 billion. Nah, a good decision. I can't even begin to imagine what the Brisbane Olympics will blow out to cost. They said that they would do it for $5.5 billion. I am conservatively guessing a bill of upwards of $30 billion to host the 2032 Games.

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On 7/10/2023 at 10:19 AM, Victorian said:

I think that we will see the station built. They will cave in.

Possibly will now that the time line pressure is off. The government have still committed to build the promised sports facilities and social housing as it was all within the original budget.

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12 minutes ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

Melbourne should have just hosted a scaled down version itself....it has all the facilities, and could have used hotels instead of a village.

Always thought dumping it in scattered small towns was a bit unrealistic.

Yep - Melbourne was the Innsbruck, instead we gave them the Denver. 

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So, what this news gives to multi-sport events as a whole? The Commonwealth Games is of a lower caliber but even then, in a place this could work, it still balooned in costs and quitted so the money could be expend in other more productive ways. 

Maybe the concept is charming for all of us, but is it viable without costs streching so much that it becomes a burden? These Commonwealth Games might be a canary in a coal mine...

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Fk me dead, even this whole event was a idiotic folly from Day 1, didn't even see this coming

Victoria's reputation is destroyed for decades now

Well done Dan

And the corrupt clown says in his press conference they will still spend $2 billion building/upgrading sporting facilities in regional victoria (and claims (aka - lies through his teeth) - that the event itself would cost $4.5 billion to spend on top of that

And yet Victorians keep voting for this idiot and his corrupt party

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Opposition Leader John Pesutto said the decision was a “massive humiliation”.

“This decision is a betrayal of regional Victoria and confirms that Victoria is broke and Labor simply cannot manage major projects without huge cost blowouts,” he said.

“The cancellation of the Commonwealth Games is hugely damaging to Victoria’s reputation as a global events leader.

“Instead of a lasting legacy of housing, sporting and community infrastructure, Daniel Andrews and Jacinta Allan’s botched Games will only leave a legacy of failure and missed opportunities.

“Labor simply cannot be believed any longer as it continues to break promises because of its own incompetence.”

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Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said: “Now that Daniel Andrews had cancelled the 2026 Commonwealth Games because they had bankrupted the state, he should resign”.

HEAR HEAR!

RESIGN!

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To be honest not surprised, the downside of a region hosting rather than a city, too many venues and too much money/building needing to be done, also in such a short space of time. Melbourne should have just hosted it alone.

At least Durban didn't get to show off at the handover in Gold Coast, unlike Victoria lol.

Ideally the CGF will want to try and get a new host for the games rather than just can it all completely. They might even change the cycle of years.

i imagine there will be a lot of talks at the CGF about potential hosts. I would like to see Glasgow do it again as the venues are all there, but 3 years is not much time even for a games ready city like Glasgow.

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Just now, Scotguy II said:

too many venues and too much money/building needing to be done,

yet they are still going to spend $2 billion building venues/$1 billion on the villages for community housing

they claim the reason to cancel is the extra (not originally estimated) $4.5 billion it will cost on "running the games

LOL $4.5 billion. Smells like DAN PR BS

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Now taking a look in what happened to Denver 76, i must say we might have a new terminology ready for being coined;

Pulling a Denver: The public votes the funding of the games out, thus cancelling the games.

Pulling a Victoria: The state unilaterally withdraw funding and cancel the games.

Good food for tought.

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Can I just throw in this little timebomb

So Victoria cancels the 2026CG over the total claimed overall cost of $7.5 billion ($2 billion infrastructure/$1 Billion housing/$4.5 billion "games operations")

Brisbane 2032 is currently costed/budgeted at $7.1 billion

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37 minutes ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

Q: Perth's Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas is interested and is keen to step in

Perth would be a great option- fantastic new stadium, new huge indoor arena...and the state is reaping in huge budget surpluses through mining a the moment. 

They can even ship a couple of events like cycling to Adelaide if they need to.

Let’s just have regional WA. Venues in Broome, Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland. What could go wrong? :P

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Brisbane gets huge amounts of cash from TV Rights, Sponsorships, Ticket sales etc.... even an IOC payment. With the high USD (like in Sydney 2000) this adds up to a lot of AUD....

Also Brisbane has 11 years- Melbourne only had 5 years, and construction costs are crazy at the moment when the are in a rush. This inflates costs (the same happened to Athens and Rio).

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