COMMONWEALTH Archive

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Teenage lifter TALIB (PAK) in record form in training

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Sadiq Padela, Gold Coast, Australia, April 3, 2018: Pakistan weightlifter Talha TALIB has been in hot form at training, lifting more than the Commonwealth snatch record for 62kg men. TALIB raised 134kg during training at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Monday (2 April) –

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Indian team doctor reprimanded over use of needles: CGF

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Sadiq Padela, Gold Coast, Australia, April 3, 2018: Indian boxing team doctor Amol PATIL was “strongly reprimanded” by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Court today (Tuesday 3 April) for breaching the No Needle Policy and injecting an unnamed Indian team boxer with a vitamin B

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GOLDOC suspends Australia’s Channel 9 accreditation

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Sadiq Padela, Gold Coast, Australia, April 3, 2018: The organizers of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have suspended the accreditation of a major Australian free-to-air television network after it broke news access rules and showed footage of the Opening Ceremony dress rehearsal on its

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Commonwealth Sports Universities Network launches on eve of XXI Commonwealth Games

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Sadiq Padela, Gold Coast, Australia, April 3, 2018: The Commonwealth Sports Universities Network (CSUN) celebrates its official launch on the Gold Coast, Australia today, on the eve of the Opening Ceremony for the XXI Commonwealth Games. The CGF partnered with Griffith University to debut

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Our Commonwealth Connections

By Mike Stanley, CNZM, President New Zealand Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association, Olympian #504 (rowing) – takes a moment to reflect on Our Commonwealth Connections. March 31, 2018: For a small country, surrounded by ocean at the bottom of the world, we need connections to thrive. We need those connections to

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WADA to send independent observers to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Montreal, March 29, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced details of its Independent Observer (IO) program, confirming that it will be sending a three-member team of observers to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which runs from 4-15 April in Australia (independent observers). As was the case at previous Commonwealth

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Future Women Commonwealth coaching talent to participate in first-ever mentor programme at Gold Coast 2018

London, Mar 26, 2018: A brand-new initiative to help build women’s coaching capacity across the Commonwealth will see 19 women coaches from 11 countries across 12 sports participate in a ground-breaking programme of mentoring, learning and on-the-ground training at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (Women Commonwealth coaching talent). The Women’s Coaching

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Placing Values above Value in an Era of Increased Relevance for The Commonwealth

By Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad & Tobago Commonwealth Games Association; President of Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC): The Commonwealth Games is the jewel in the crown of the Commonwealth Sports Movement. The Games has been a catalyst for positive change in the past and will be a catalyst for

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Gold Coast 2018 High Integrity Anti-Doping Partnership set to raise the bar for global clean sport effort

London, Mar 25, 2018: The Gold Coast 2018 High Integrity Anti Doping Partnership got underway for Commonwealth athletes today as the Athletes Village for the XXI Commonwealth Games officially opened. The Partnership will prioritize the rights of clean athletes and ensure a fairness-first, values-centred culture at the Games, which runs from 4

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Antipodean Success Predicted For Commonwealth Games Doubles

London, March 22, 2018: New Zealand and hosts Australia are tipped for gold success in the three Doubles Squash events in next month’s Commonwealth Games, according to the seedlings revealed today by the World Squash Federation (Antipodean Success Predicted). The Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles events will take place at Oxenford Studios