Stolenwealth

DYLAN CRAWFORD The Commonwealth games drew Indigenous protestors from around Australia.  Campaigning for an international historical truth commission to honestly inform Australian and international communities about their experience of history … [Read more...]

Fighting on the world stage: Protesting the Commonwealth Games

LILLY MCKENZIE   Aboriginal protesters who set up camp at Doug Jennings Park at The Spit for the duration of the 2018 Commonwealth Games were staking a claim. When the camp -- known as Camp Freedom -- was made, campers brought with … [Read more...]

Trade 2018 brings ‘boom for your buck’ says Mayor Tate

ERIN SEMMLER There’s a lot more to the Commonwealth Games than sport. When 71 nations and territories come together, connections are made in the way of sport, art, culture and business. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO, David … [Read more...]

How netball turned Peace Proscovia’s life around

  TIM MILLER   Netball might not be the most high-profile sport at the Commonwealth Games, but just try telling Peace Proscovia it’s not the most important. Uganda’s inspirational netball captain and flag-bearer has been the … [Read more...]

From injury to gold for diving star

ERIN SEMMLER   Australia’s Melissa Wu has pushed through injury to win her first individual international gold medal in the ten-metre event overnight. Her brother Josh Wu said the 25-year-old has been chasing an individual gold … [Read more...]

Empty Gold Coast roads might mean changing attitudes to public transport

GEORGIA COSTI Commonwealth Games organisers have hit back at claims that the Gold Coast has become a “ghost town” during the Games. https://twitter.com/peter_rodrick/status/983123746813829120 GOLDOC chief executive officer Mark Peters said … [Read more...]

Australia detected more than its share of pre-Games dope cheats

GEORGIA COSTI and ERIN SEMMLER Australia might well be a gold medallist in doping detection, according to figures released by organisers yesterday. CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA) David Sharpe advised that three … [Read more...]

Australia leading medal tally day 7 of Commonwealth Games

  Day seven of Commonwealth Games sees Australia dominating in the medals tally.  Ryan Bedford spoke to some of the athletes out front of the Athletes Village. … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Games Day 7

The Village Source daily wrap of events happening in and around the Gold Coast day 7 of the Commonwealth Games.  Tim Miller and Emily Stein are at the desk with your daily wrap, Georgia Costi heads down to Broadbeach to the Aboriginal Embassy,and … [Read more...]

Gold Coast in the race for world athletics championships

ELOISE LE GROS The Gold Coast is a possible candidate to host future International Association of Athletics Federations’ world championships, according to its president. IAAF President Sebastian Coe said the federation may be looking to the … [Read more...]