Thoughts have turned to Commonwealth Games 2026 after the conclusion of the 2022 edition in Birmingham, England.
It will be the 23rd edition of the Games, which was first hosted by Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
The Sporting News has all the latest details about the next Commonwealth Games.
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The next edition of the Commonwealth Games will be hosted by the state of Victoria in Australia – in the first time a region instead of a city has held the event.
While the opening ceremony will be held in Victoria’s capital of Melbourne, events will be held in regional areas around the state, including Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland and Shepparton.
Each location will have its own events and its own athletes’ village to house competitors in those particular sports.
“I am absolutely delighted to announce the 2026 Commonwealth Games has been awarded to Victoria. Well done,” Commonwealth Games Federation president Dame Louise Martin said.
“We are passionately committed to making a lasting legacy for Victorians. Young people across the state will see the Commonwealth’s best athletes competing right on the doorstep.
“This will create inspiring moments that will last them a lifetime.”
Sixteen sports have been selected for Commonwealth Games 2026 so far, with more to be added over the next few years.
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Commonwealth Games 2026 in Victoria will be the sixth time Australia has hosted the event in its history.
It will be the second time it will be in Victoria after Melbourne hosted the event in 2006.
Other Australian cities to host the Commonwealth Games are Sydney (1938), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Gold Coast (2018).