Indigenous protesters meet with Games chair

LILLY MCKENZIE, JAKE GALLAGHER AND ROSEMARY BALL Four Indigenous protesters met with GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie and his wife Heather on the Marina Mirage pedestrian overpass this morning to request formal meetings with government and political … [Read more...]

Sally Pearson pulls out of Commonwealth Games

JORDAN QUINN   UPDATE: MP Kate Jones gave media her thoughts on Sally Pearson's unfortunate withdrawal from her hometown Games outside the Athlete's Village today. World champion 100 metre hurdler Sally Pearson has officially … [Read more...]

So close and yet so far for some athletes

    SAKARA BELL ERIN SEMMLER For every athlete who made it to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, there are scores whose hopes have been dashed by last minute injuries and other obstacles. After years of preparation, … [Read more...]

Athletes take pride in Pride House

ASHLEIGH JANSEN   For the first time at a major Australian sporting event, Pride House, which offers a safe and inclusive area for LGBTIQ+ athletes, volunteers and visitors, has opened its doors at Surfers Paradise. First … [Read more...]

Aussie weightlifters looking for gold

MITCHELL BARNES Australian weightlifters have been training hard in preparation for the Commonwealth Games. Three key members of the Australian team recently held a press conference to talk about their progress. Tia-Clair Toomey arrived at … [Read more...]

NAIDOC Week inspiration for Commonwealth Games

MITCHELL CORNISH In the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, organisers should look to NAIDOC Week celebrations as inspiration for inclusion at the events. Indigenous leader and Black and Deadly Founder Patricia Leavy, known affectionately by … [Read more...]

Coast Lifeguards and Lifesavers prepare for the Commonwealth Games masses

By GEORGIA BISHOP Swim between the red and yellow flags. Photo: Georgia Bishop With just 8 months to go until the Gold Coast hosts it’s very first Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Council Lifeguards and volunteer Surf Lifesavers are already preparing … [Read more...]

Explore the Gold Coast from the water

JASMINE ROLFE The 2018 Commonwealth Games is expected to bring more than 100,000 visitors to the Gold Coast and what better way to explore our sunny shores than from the water. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is riding a wave of popularity … [Read more...]

Griffith Student Lands Dream Job with Commonwealth Games

By: ABBIGAIL PALUDAN Griffith University student, Madison Spedding, claimed a job with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Corporation (GOLDOC) after completing an internship at their headquarters. Journalism graduate, Spedding, worked hard … [Read more...]

A secret escape to North Stradbroke Island

KATHRYN UNDERWOOD Wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle along the coastline? With the Gold Coast’s population expected to rocket during the Commonwealth Games, it may be hard to believe that there is a tranquil island a short distance … [Read more...]