The Commonwealth Games is set to be held on the Gold Coast from 4-15 Aril 2018. Over 6,600 athletes and officials will attend. Events will also be held in nearby Brisbane, as well as Cairns and Townsville. The Commonwealth Games is the largest sporting event to be held in Australia this decade.
70 nations and territories are taking part in the games. Track and field events are taking place at Carrara stadium. Australia has a history of doing well in the Commonwealth Games and with 2018 being on home soil the odds will only be better. The UK are also always one to watch when it comes to the medal count.
Cycling is ever popular with the crowds and spectators will be treated to a variety of both team and solo events in a 43 degree banked track. Four para-sports cycling events are scheduled. Road cycling will be spectacular with the beautiful Gold Coast as a backdrop. Starting and finishing at the glorious Currumbin beachfront, stamina and steed will be tested as the athletes compete for Gold.
With the Australian athletes, watch for Sally Pearson in the hundred metre hurdles and Cameron MacAvoy and James Magnusen in the swimming. Michael Shelley will be fantastic to watch in the men’s marathon.
From the light flyweight division up to super heavyweight there will be an air of electricity at Oxenford Studios as the boxing combatants stand toe to toe. 2016 Olympian Heavyweight Jason Whateley has made the cut, along with former Melbourne Storm NRL player super heavyweight Toese Vousiutu. Women’s boxing will feature highly with Skye Nicholson securing a place – Australia’s first boxer to win a championship medal.
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In other nations Andre De Grass of Canada is keen to take over Usain Bolt’s place as winner in the 100 metre and 200 metre sprints. Adam Peaty of England is motivated to break his own 100m breaststroke world record of 57 seconds. Valerie Adams of New Zealand is one to watch in the athletics.
Sports contested in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are:
· Beach volleyball
· Cycling – mountain bike, road and track
· Gymnastics – Artistic and rhythmic
· Lawn bowls
· Para Powerlifting
· Rugby Sevens
· Table Tennis
· Weightlifting and
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Paralympic sports will host up to 300 para athletes and 38 medal events. There will be 45% more athletes and 73% more medals than Glascow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games. Athletics, swimming, lawn bowls, power lifting, track cycling, table tennis and triathlon are all contested.
Everyone is opting for the ultimate prize – a gold medal. Acquatics is the biggest sport category with 50 events in swimming and 10 in diving. There are 275 events all up. Whether you love the Netball, the Track events, the triathlon or the Rugby Sevens it is all there at the GC2018. Profit on your knowledge with free bets Australia wide at Ubetfree.
Crowds are expected to be around 1.5 million with the events being watched on television by an estimated 1.5 billion people. 672,000 visitors are expected at GC2018. Record crowds are expected. There will be a multi arts program and free performances, public art and family free events and activities on offer as well. There will be free transport available at the Gold Coast during the games.
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