The 2018 Commonwealth Games, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is currently being held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018. There are 71 nations challenging each other at 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games for the fifth time.
The Games kicks off with the opening ceremony where the Indian contingent will be led by leading shuttler PV Sindhu, the assigned flag bearer.
In the history of a Commonwealth Games, for the first time there will be an equal number of medal events for men and women, as seven additional women’s events and categories across Weightlifting, Boxing and Cycling are confirmed on to the sports programme for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The seven events added to the programme, taking the total number of medal events at Gold Coast 2018 to a record-breaking 275 medal events, are:
- One additional Women’s Weightlifting event (+90kg)
- Three new Women’s Track Cycling events (Keirin, Team Sprint & Team Pursuit)
- Three new Women’s Boxing events (45kg – 48kg, 54 – 57kg and +75kg); and
Sporting events are infatuated with producing huge cuddly mascots and the Commonwealth Games is no different, so for Gold Coast 2018 we have Borobi.
Borobi is a big blue koala bear. For the next few days, Borobi is going to entertain fans at the event in the Australia.
|Opening Ceremony||4 April|
|Host City||Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Motto||Share the Dream|
|Nations Participating||71 Commonwealth Teams|
|Events||275 in 19 sports|
|Closing Ceremony||15 April|
Commonwealth Games 2022
The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, will be an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that will be held in Birmingham, England.