Media Release

Statement on 2022 Commonwealth Games

For immediate release
Monday March 13, 2017

STATEMENT ON 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has completed its review of the final information submitted by South Africa on 30th November, 2016 to determine whether their proposals for hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games are consistent with their original bid commitments and the host city contract.

It is with disappointment that the detailed review has concluded that there is a significant departure from the undertakings provided in Durban’s bid and as a result a number of key obligations and commitments in areas such as governance, venues, funding and risk management/assurance have not been met under the revised proposition.

Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation said:

“In line with the mandate from members at the 2016 General Assembly, the CGF is actively exploring alternative options, including a potential replacement host.

“The CGF will continue to have an open dialogue with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the Republic of South Africa and remains committed to realising the shared ambitions of a future Commonwealth Games in Africa.

The CGF is fully confident and committed to delivering a successful Commonwealth Games for athletes and fans in 2022.”

ENDS

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