Mike Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation, has confirmed that the chances of smaller cities hosting the Commonwealth Games in the future has improved.
Hooper made this announcement following the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota and Australia’s Gold Coast submitting their bids to host the 2018 Commonwealth games. Both the Gold Coast and Hambantota are smaller cities than previous venues.
The improved chances of smaller cities are due to the adaptions that have been made to the bidding process and the CGF’s flexible requirements.
The successful 2018 bid will be announced at the CGF congress in St. Kitts in November.