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...]

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...]

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...]

Infrastructure planning for the Light Rail in the Gold Coast

SHILOH PAYNE The light rail in the Gold Coast is one of the biggest infrastructure sections added for the Commonwealth Games, transporting commuters from side to side. But what does it take to make it happen? Prof Garry Glazebrook from the … [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...]

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...]

Experts stress need for infection control in Games Village

ANASTASIIA REKEDA Infection control experts have recommended athletes take precautionary measures to limit the spread of disease in the Athletes’ Village in the final days of the Commonwealth Games following outbreaks of influenza and mumps among … [Read more...]

Young athletes embody the spirit of Youth Week

SERENA HERR Age is no barrier for some young Australians and a small group of innovators are encouraging others to believe in themselves as Queensland’s first Youth Week events unfold across the state. Queensland Youth Week 2018 is being … [Read more...]

Games officials defend casino sponsorship

ELOISE LE GROS Commonwealth Games organisers have been challenged on whether they are promoting gambling to viewers by partnering with major event sponsor, the Star Gold Coast casino. Games officials were asked this morning about the … [Read more...]