April 2018

Commonwealth Games: Do we need them?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on April 20 2018, 10:49 am

The Commonwealth Games: do we really need them? Their strength is as an alternative to the Olympic Games for those sports that don’t gain Olympic exposure and as a spotlight for those nations that have little chance of Olympic medals.

My personal interest in Commonwealth Games has been intermittent over the years. Brisbane 1982, Kuala Lumpur 1998, Gold Coast 2018 the three I have found the most captivating — and that mainly because they were in similar time zones to my own and I had the free time to pay attention.