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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]