Australian centre Elizabeth Cambage, the leading scorer in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games women’s basketball tournament, was disqualified from the gold-medal final against England with 6:34 left in the second quarter tonight (14 April). Cambage was called for an unsportsmanlike foul when she and England centre Azania Stewart got tangled up under the visitors’ basket with […]

Australia will be vying for its sixth straight men’s gold medal in the final later today, in what will be captain and Aussie Flagbearer Mark Knowles’ final international game before retirement. In the men’s competition at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre, World No.1 Australia will play New Zealand for the gold medal, while India and […]

Multiple Olympic, World Athletics champion and 100m, 200m world record holder Usain Bolt talked with media today on the Gold Coast. The Jamiacan Superstar talked about what it’s like being an inspiration to many athletes and the journey so far.. “I am from the rural area of Jamaica, from the country. I used to play […]

What was, what is and what will be! GC2018 Surfers paradise! As you walk through Cavil Mall or Broadbeach Main Street, you would be surprised to see the changes that have sprung into existence. All the pain of blocked roads changed travel conditions and construction vehicles have given way to a cultural and spiritual festival celebrating […]

These Games aren’t just about the effects on business, the transport “nightmare” or the protesters .. of course, these issues are part of the narrative and favoured by certain news outlets and that’s fine they have a right to be discussed but I’ll tell you what a Commonwealth Games is really about. It’s about the […]

The scene was set Australia was well positioned for another great night in the pool for the last night of swimming action at The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. But in looking back it was just that a Golden Night and according to the stats Australian continued its Dominance but the action was palpable nothing […]

Inevitably, some remained immune to Games fever. One underwhelmed man wrote to The Age: “Never before has so much been said, written, yelled and screamed about so little.” Economists said $3 billion was pumped into the local economy, although idle taxi-drivers, shopkeepers and pub landlords disagreed. Others complained about ticket prices, road closures, one-sided competition […]

International drag sensation Courtney Act will host a dazzling line-up of guests for a night of song, dance and delight as the LGBTQI family is celebrated from across the Commonwealth in Sparkle in the Sand on the Surfers Paradise Main Stage, Monday 9 April as part of Festival 2018. Marcia Hines, Beccy Cole, Matthew Mitcham, […]

<![CDATA[Kyle Chalmers (AUS) took out the gold medal in the men's 200m freestyle at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Friday 6 April, beating a star-studded

Australia broke its own world record in winning the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Thursday 5 April. The Australian quartet was never in doubt for the gold medal, with lead-off swimmer Shayna JACK and Bronte CAMPBELL, swimming the second leg, establishing a one body-length lead over the rest […]

Mack Horton grabbed Australia's first gold of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the men's 400m freestyle final at the Optus Aquatic Centre on

Mack Horton grabbed Australia’s first gold of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the men’s 400m freestyle final at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Thursday 5 April.

<![CDATA[Mack Horton grabbed Australia's first gold of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the men's 400m freestyle final at the Optus Aquatic Centre on

Mark KNOWLES will be Australia’s flagbearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Carrara Stadium on Wednesday 4 April. KNOWLES, who will compete in the men’s hockey tournament at GC2018, was announced as flagbearer by Australian team chef de mission Steve Moneghetti and Australia’s Governor General Sir Peter COSGROVE at The Star […]

With every day, we draw closer to the Gold Coast’s biggest celebration and the opening of the Commonwealth Games and a celebration of world-class musicians, Visual Art, Indigenous arts and breathtaking theatrical performances across the city. With the full musical program for Festival 2018 to be announced early in February, we are excited to get […]

Lying in the foothills of Belize’s Maya Mountains rests the ancient ruins of Caracol. In a Queen’s Baton Relay first, Her Majesty’s message was carried into the archaeological site hidden in the heart of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve where Belize’s western border greets Guatemala. Occupied between 1200 bc and 650ad by the Maya people, today […]