02 September 2015

Durban to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games!

Durban in South Africa was awarded the rights to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly meeting in Auckland (New Zealand) on 02 September 2015. The coastal city was the only bidder for the multi-sports event after Edmonton (Canada) withdrew from contention in February 2015. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will begin on 18 July 2022 (Nelson Mandela's 104th birthday) and finish on 30 July 2022. Durban is the first African city to be awarded the four-yearly multi-sports event. Congrats Durban!

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then (except for 1942 & 1946 due to WWII). The Commonwealth Games was last held in 2014 in Glasgow (Scotland), with the Gold Coast (Australia) hosting the 2018 event.

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