One week until CGF CEO reflects on Gold Coast at #SIBC

15 May 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

There is just one week to go until the next Sport Industry Breakfast Club on Tuesday 22nd May, with Commonwealth Games Federation CEO, David Grevemberg, set to reflect on last month's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, described as the most diverse and inclusive Games ever, as well as look ahead to Birmingham 2022, and what it will mean for the city. 

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After being officially selected in December, Birmingham 2022 is expected to take place from 27th July to 7th August 2022 with an estimated budget of £750m, marking 20 years since Manchester 2002, the last time the Games were held in England. 

Last month's Gold Coast 2018, celebrated as ‘the Games of Firsts’, featured an equal number of medals for men and women for the first time, as well as the largest ever fully-integrated para-sport programme seen in Commonwealth and world sport. The Games was also notable for the growth in the breadth of Commonwealth sport with five countries winning Commonwealth medals for the first time ever.

The Games also featured a new Reconciliation Action Plan, delivered with the help of the Indigenous Working Groups and local Yugambeh Advisory Group, who will continue to support and raise funds for the Yugambeh community long after the athletes have departed.

Speaking at the conclusion of Gold Coast 2018, which also saw nine world records and 83 Games records broken, Grevemberg added: “One of the real talking points has been the way the Games has recognised, respected and championed greater discourse surrounding reconciliation and indigenous rights in Australia. It’s part of a far-reaching commitment to equality – which has seen para-sport, gender equality and LGBTI inclusion also take centre stage – which has truly shifted the dial in what are hugely important and current conversations for society today.”

“Gold Coast 2018 is by no means the end of our reconciliation journey. We were privileged to have the indigenous peoples of 15 different countries with us on the Gold Coast, and we now look forward to taking this important conversation concerning first nation’s peoples’ rights to other parts of our family of nations, as we continue to champion Commonwealth sport as a force for good in the modern world.”

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