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1 year to go: Gold Coast counts down to Commonwealth Games

14 April 2017

In stark contrast to last year's Rio Olympics or the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, most venues for the Gold Coast Games have already been built or revamped for the event.

Four times a gold medallist across three competitions, the Commonwealth Games provided a happy hunting ground for Joanne Goode.

"It definitely makes me feel that little bit more confident going into the Commonwealth Games", Remkes said.

England won 174 medals at Glasgow including 58 gold.

"This is an opportunity to showcase the Gold Coast to the world and to showcase the Games to the world", Mr Beattie said.

"The Royal Australian Mint plays an important role in commemorating significant national events and Borobi on a coin is a fun way to celebrate and remember the Commonwealth Games for years to come", Mr McCormack said.

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To keep costs down, organizers are using a combination of new and existing venues on the Gold Coast, as well as facilities for cycling and shooting that were originally used for the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, 80 kilometers (50 miles) to the north.

Joining Chef de Mission Carver-Dias and Assistant Chef Huot as part of the 2018 Mission Team's leadership group are Executive Director 2018 David Bedford (Burlington, ON) and the following Team Leaders: Operations, Kelly Laframboise (Limoges, ON); Health Services, Dory Boyer (New Westminster, BC); Coaching and Applied Sport Sciences, Jane Labreche (Vancouver, BC) and Communications, Sylvie Bigras (Ottawa, ON). Of the 22 medals won by Canada in Rio, 17 were in Commonwealth sports and Commonwealth athletes won 14.

But the diminutive gymnasts hopes his Commonwealth Games campaign can change that as he targets a Gold Coast gold medal as the next step in his career.

The Games will also feature the largest ever para-sport program for a Commonwealth Games with 38 medal events across seven disciplines involving 300 para-sport athletes.

In comparison, following its own Commonwealth Games, Melbourne's residential price growth was 20 per cent, while Sydney's residential price growth after the Olympic Games was nearly 40 per cent.

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1 year to go: Gold Coast counts down to Commonwealth Games