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Latest news: Commonwealth Games

‘Waste of money’: Victoria’s $589m Commonwealth Games bill revealed

Victoria's Auditor-General has lambasted a $6.9 billion cost estimate used by the state government to justify cancelling the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast out of running to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast has scrapped its bid to host the 2026/27 Commonwealth Games after it failed to generate support from the state or federal governments.  

Gold Coast launch bold bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast has launched a bold bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, just three months after Victoria stunned organisers by pulling out.

Jacinta Allan defends silence on ‘unacceptable’ Comm Games costs

Victoria's premier has defended not publicly flagging potential cost pressures on the 2026 Commonwealth Games in the lead-up to the event being canned.

Australia confident in hosting next Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Australia's chief still believes the nation will host the next edition of the multi-sport event despite Victoria's withdrawal as host.

Victoria to pay $380m to Commonwealth Games for cancelled event

The Victorian government has agreed to pay Commonwealth Games bodies $380 million in compensation after cancelling the 2026 event.

‘Gross exaggeration’: 2026 Commonwealth Games $7b cost disputed

Organisers for the 2026 Commonwealth Games have disputed claims the now-cancelled event could have cost Victorian taxpayers $7 billion.

Diamonds shine for Australia 1000-gold milestone

Australia reached 1000 Commonwealth Games gold medals on Sunday night, with the Diamonds reclaiming their netball crown by beating Jamaica in the final.

Canberra’s Kelsey-Lee Barber wins javelin gold on last throw

Kelsey-Lee Barber has produced yet more last-throw heroics to win javelin gold in Birmingham.

Emma McKeon sets Commonwealth Games medal record

Australian swimmer Emma McKeon is now the most successful athlete ever at the Commonwealth Games, with a record 19 medals.

Kyle Chalmers’ silent signal after 100m freestyle gold

Kyle Chalmers used the lane rope as a bridge over troubled water and issued the silence signal.