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Gold Coast withdraws bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast withdraws bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

A general shot for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022
Gold Coast withdraws bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games
The Gold Coast announces that it has withdrawn its bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games amid fears that the event may have to be cancelled.
Dec 4, 12:59
A general view of Olympic rings following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in front of the Japan Olympics Museum in Tokyo, Japan March 24, 2020
Russian Olympic Committee suspended by IOC with immediate effect
The International Olympic Committee suspends the Russian Olympic Committee with immediate effect after the ROC recognised four Ukrainian sporting bodies as their own.
Oct 12, 15:28
Lyu Xiaojun pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 31, 2021
Olympic weightlifting champion Xiaojun Lyu handed provisional doping suspension
Chinese weightlifter Xiaojun Lyu - a three-time Olympic champion - is provisionally suspended after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in October.
Dec 23, 10:10
Emily Campbell reacts at the Commonwealth Games on August 3, 2022
Emily Campbell breaks Commonwealth Games record to win +87kg gold
England's Emily Campbell sets a new Commonwealth Games record and beats her personal bests to win the gold medal in the women's +87kg event.
Aug 3, 16:40
Chris Murray celebrates at the Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2022
England's Chris Murray wins Commonwealth Games gold in men's 81kg
England's Chris Murray sets a new Commonwealth Games record of 325kg to win the gold medal in the men's 81kg weightlifting final.
Aug 1, 12:06
Ali Jawad pictured in 2016
Powerlifter Ali Jawad misses podium but claims a 'medal in life' in Tokyo
He managed a credible sixth-placed finish, while compatriot Olivia Broome later claimed bronze.
Aug 27, 06:50
Emily Campbell pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on August 2, 2021
British Weightlifting chiefs hope Emily Campbell's silver leads to more funding
British Weightlifting declared itself "shocked and devastated" when the sport lost its UK Sport funding in the wake of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Aug 3, 03:21
Emily Campbell pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on August 2, 2021
Tokyo 2020: Emily Campbell hails "wild and surreal" Olympic medal
Emily Campbell's journey culminated in claiming silver in the women's +87kg.
Aug 2, 17:35
Laurel Hubbard pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on August 2, 2021
Tokyo 2020: Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard exits without a lift
The 43-year-old took no questions in the press mixed zone afterwards.
Aug 2, 17:31
Emily Campbell pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on August 2, 2021
Today at the Olympics: GB strike gold in eventing as Campbell makes history
Emily Campbell secured Great Britain's first women's Olympic weightlifting medal.
Aug 2, 15:35
Emily Campbell pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on August 2, 2021
Tokyo 2020: A closer look at GB's medallists after Monday's Olympic action
Tom McEwen added to Team GB's silver haul.
Aug 2, 14:44
Emily Campbell pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on August 2, 2021
Tokyo 2020: GB's Emily Campbell takes historic silver in weightlifting
The 27-year-old took home silver.
Aug 2, 14:43
Jennifer Gadirova of Britain and Jessica Gadirova of Britain pose for a picture on July 29, 2021
Tokyo 2020: Key events to look forward to on day 10 of the Olympics
Sports Mole picks out the key events due to take place on day 10 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Aug 1, 17:00
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Medals not on Ali Jawad's mind in Tokyo
The 32-year-old Paralympic silver medallist was named in Great Britain's five-person squad for Tokyo.
Jul 8, 18:54
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Ali Jawad named in GB's powerlifting squad for Paralympics
Former world champion Ali Jawad will be competing in his fourth Games.
Jul 8, 14:50
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Emily Campbell: 'Weightlifters do not have to sacrifice femininity'
New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard is poised become the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics.
Jun 30, 16:31
Ali Jawad pictured in 2016
Powerlifter Ali Jawad urges IPC to be transparent to end athlete panic
The IPC is pressing ahead for the Games to start on August 25 in Tokyo.
Mar 19, 17:51
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games logo
Louise Sugden wins powerlifting silver for England at Commonwealth Games
Louise Sugden wins England's third para-powerlifting medal of the day by picking up silver in the women's heavyweight final at the Commonwealth Games.
Apr 10, 08:05
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games logo
Zoe Newson picks up powerlifting bronze at Commonwealth Games
Team England's Zoe Newson wins bronze in the para-powerlifting at the Commonwealth Games as Nigeria's domination of the event continues with another gold and silver.
Apr 10, 06:48
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Ali Jawad wins bronze in para-powerlifting
England's Ali Jawad wins bronze in the men's lightweight para-powerlifting at the Commonwealth Games, with Nigeria claiming gold and silver.
Apr 10, 03:11