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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

One Team, One Dream

  ASHLEIGH JANSEN Inclusion has been one of the main goals for organisers of this years 2018 Commonwealth Games. Ensuring everyone, no matter age, gender, nationality, race, religion, socio-economic demographic, and disability are to … [Read more...]