Original Commonwealth Games venues back in the spotlight as GC2018 gets underway
The 21st Commonwealth Games are finally here, boasting the largest integrated sports program in its history. Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories have converged on the Gold Coast for eleven days of world-class sporting action.
| For the first time in the history of a major multi-sport Games, there will be an equal number of medal events for men and women across all sports, with Queensland’s original Games venues once again hosting the world’s greatest athletes.
With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) now underway, Minister for Sport, Mick de Brenni, said both the purpose-built Sleeman Sports Complex (SSC) and the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC), which hosted events for the 1982 Commonwealth Games are still in regular use today, more than 35 years later.
Minister de Brenni said:
Minister de Brenni said the Sleeman Sports Complex would become a two-time Commonwealth Games venue, with the Anna Meares Velodrome hosting the Track Cycling event from 5 to 8 April. He added:
QSAC also hosted local and international athletes ahead of CG2018 on its recently resurfaced State Athletics Facility (SAF) track and Main Track.
Minister de Brenni said the recent upgrades put Queensland ahead of the pack, with QSAC the only facility in Australia which has two 400m ten lane tracks co-located at the one venue:
Images, courtesy: GC2018
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