Gold Coast 2018 – After a year-long journey across five continents, the Queen’s Baton has arrived on the Gold Coast three days out from the Commonwealth Games.More than 2.4 billion people – nearly a third of the world – will be represented over 12 days in Australia.
More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete for 275 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, which begin on this Wednesday on Gold Coast, Australia .
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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games represents a defining moment for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and for the Commonwealth Games. From 4-15 April 2018, over 4,500 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast to deliver 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting competition. An extravaganza of 18 sports, including the first ever presentation of Beach Volleyball at a Commonwealth Games, and the largest integrated para-sport program ever, will be presented in the first large-scale multi-sport spectacle to be hosted in Australia for over a decade.
Venue: Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia
Dates: 4-15 April
This is the first multisport event ever where there will be the same number of medals for women as for men — it has not happened at the Commonwealth Games before or the Olympic Games.There are 133 women’s and 133 men’s events, and nine mixed open events, for example, in shooting and lawn bowls.
After 99 days on the road in Australia, the Baton containing the Queen’s message hit the Gold Coast beach in the Commonwealth Games host city today.Swimmer Cate Campbell brought the Baton onto the sand at Surfers Paradise, surrounded by hundreds of well-wishers.
The time for the Commonwealth Games is so nearly upon us.
More than 80 years have passed since the Games came to fruition but with hundreds of athletes from all around the world descending on the Gold Coast, there’s hardly a better time to keep an eye on the action.Stay with us to watch and enjoy the all Gold Coast 2018 Games Online live Channel.
Commonwealth Games 2018: 10 things to look out for on the Gold Coast
1) Semenya in the spotlight
2) The 11-year-old competitor “Anna Hursey”
3) Post-Bolt battle in the men’s 100m
4) India and Pakistan clash in hockey
5) KJT (Katarina Johnson-Thompson) leads strong England athletics team
6) Australia to dominate in the pool
7) Debut for women’s rugby sevens
8) Newell bowling for Jamaica
9) The Serena Williams of squash
10) A crossroads for para-sport (Commonwealth para-sport programme, with 38 separate events)
Gold Coast is a city of 640,000 people that stretches 35 miles (57km) down Australia’s east coast, along golden sandy beaches populated mainly by surfers and holidaymakers. Like the rest of the country, the people here love sport in every shape and form but they have not yet reached feverish levels of excitement about an event increasingly fighting to prove its sporting and cultural relevance.