Australian state of Victoria set to host 2026 Commonweath Games
As reported in The Times the Australian state of Victoria is nearing an agreement with the event’s governing body to host the Commonwealth Games.
The search for a 2026 host began at the 2019 Commonwealth Games general assembly in Rwanda
A statement read: “The CGF, the Victorian government and CGAus have signed a Heads of Agreement to formally enter an exclusive dialogue period to agree the parameters for a 2026 Commonwealth Games.”
The CGF president, Dame Louise Martin DBE, said: “Following months of positive discussions, it is clear that Victoria has an exciting vision for a future Games which will provide many benefits for the community whilst leaving a significant legacy for the state.”
Martin Pakula, the minister for tourism, sport and major events in Victoria, said: “Bringing the 2026 Commonwealth Games to Victoria will showcase our state globally, deliver major economic benefits and support jobs across our great state.”