It’s #GameOnGoldCoast ! With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games now wrapped up, the countdown is on until Australia’s turn – and we here on the Gold Coast are the proud hosts of the 2018 Commonwealth Games!
So where is all the action happening? The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games venues have been planned so that the majority of the venues are within a 20 minute vehicle journey of the Games Village which is to be built at Parklands, Southport adjacent to Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital.
Venues within 20 minutes drive of the Village: - Broadbeach Bowls Club (Lawn Bowls) - Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre (Badminton) - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (Netball) - Gold Coast Hockey Centre (Hockey) - Carrara Stadium (Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies) - Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre (Wrestling) - Oxenford Studios (Table Tennis and Boxing) - Runaway Bay Sports Centre (Squash and Weightlifting) - Southport Broadwater Parklands at Southport site – includes: - Southport Broadwater Parklands (South) (start/finish for Marathon, Road Walks and Triathlon) - Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Diving and Swimming) - Gold Coast Sports Arena (Gymnastics and Basketball (finals)
Venues further than 20 minutes drive of the Village: - Merv Craig Sporting Complex (Elanora/Currumbin Valley) (Road Cycling – 28 minutes) - Hinze Dam (Mountain Bike – 34 minutes) - Robina Stadium (Rugby 7s – 25 minutes)
SPORTS ON THE GAMES PROGRAM for the 2018 Commonwealth Games include - Aquatics (Swimming and Diving) - Athletics (Track & Field, Marathon, Walks) - Badminton - Basketball (M/W), - Boxing, - Cycling (Track, Road, Mountain Bike), - Gymnastics (Artistic/Rhythmic) - Hockey (M/W), - Lawn Bowls - Netball (W) - Rugby 7s - Shooting (Clay Target, Fullbore Rifle, Pistol, Target Rifle) - Squash - Table Tennis - Triathlon - Weightlifting - Wrestling (Freestyle).
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from 4-15 April 2018. This will be the 5th time that Australia has hosted the Games, the others being – 1938 Sydney, 1962 Perth, 1982 Brisbane and 2006 Melbourne.
For more information visit 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.
Keep Bel Air on Broadbeach in mind for your 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast accommodation! Located centrally just across from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, across the road from the Broadbeach South tram station.