Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
GOLD Coast City’s last chance to impress Commonwealth Games Association delegates kicks off this Thursday with the final delegation viewing the city’s potential to host the 2018 Games.

The delegation consists of representatives from Bangladesh, Jamaica, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and one member of the Commonwealth Games Executive Board.

It will be the second delegation to include royalty with HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah of Brunei, and President of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council and Executive Board Member of the Olympic Council of Asia, amongst the delegates.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid Chairman, Mark Stockwell says this final delegation is a crucial component of the city’s Bid.

“This is our final opportunity to reinforce the strong and positive Evaluation Commission assessment of Gold Coast City before the announcement of host city on 11 November,” Mr Stockwell says.

Mr Stockwell says the delegates’ visit coincides with the Armor All Gold Coast 600, one of Australia’s largest sporting events and will be a great demonstration of our ability to host international events.

“The event will boast some pretty fast on track action and aside from the high standard of organization which will be very obvious we will also point out to our visitors the volunteers – all 1200 of them, who are a vital part of the V8 600 Race and in fact all events on the Gold Coast.

During their three-day stay the Asian delegates will enjoy an evening in the rainforest ‘Green Cauldron’ at Currumbin Sanctuary with some cuddly Aussie friends as co-hosts.

Sticking with the visitation programme all delegations have enjoyed they will view the city and proposed Game’s venues from the air, experience some good old fashioned hospitality at an Aussie barbeque and meet students from the school that has adopted their country in the Adopt a Commonwealth Country Programme.

Delegates from the Caribbean, Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania have already visited the city to mingle with the community and assess its capability to host the 2018 games.

The announcement of the 2018 Commonwealth Games host city will take place in St Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean on 11 November 2011. The community is invited to attend a live announcement event on 12 November 2011 at Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast City.

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