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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Presented by Mark Peters 18 October 2012


The Bid Vision To conduct a world class Games with excellent competition in a relaxed and friendly environment Mission To win the Bid! Objectives •Produce a great bid book •Conduct outstanding regional visits (inbound and outbound) •Win 36 Votes

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Our Opponents Hambantota, Sri Lanka •Legacy - Rebuilding Nation •Chinese Investment

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The Bid Key messages were: •We are experienced in major international events •A base of volunteers & technical officials to assist, recruit & work at the Games •Fun & friendly, safe & secure environment for a whole of Games experience •We already have many high performance athletes from all over the world living and training because of our ideal conditions •11 million visitors a year! • Gold Coast City is event ready – Now!

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The Announcement 11 Nov 2011: St Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean (6pm) 12 Nov 2011: Broadwater Parklands Gold Coast (8am) Final 71 votes Gold Coast City 43 Hambantota (Sri Lanka) 27

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Scope and Scale A simple overview of the size and scale of the Commonwealth Games based on previous Games data: 6,500 athletes and officials 17 Sports – fully inclusive programme 15 Para sport events >20 Competition venues >10 Non competition venues >40 Training venues 11 days of competition plus Opening Ceremony 250 medals Over 1,000 technical officials >80,000 workforce (staff/volunteers/contractors) >50 sponsors and official providers

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Scope and Scale >5,000 hours of wireless internet access >500 TV cameras >1,000 hours of live broadcast coverage >1.5 billion global TV audience >100,000 media stories >3,000 journalists/photographers >86 million website page views >1.5 million tickets

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Towards 2018 Focus now is on planning and laying the foundations across key functional areas, including: •Transport •Sport •Venues •Marketing and Communications •Workforce •Games Village •Budget •Legacy

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Gold Coast 2018 4 – 15 April 2018. 11 days of competition. 10 compulsory sports Athletics Boxing Netball Weightlifting

Aquatics Hockey Squash

Badminton Lawn Bowls Rugby 7s

Cycling Shooting

Gymnastics Table Tennis

Optional sports Triathlon Wrestling Basketball

15 Para sport events for elite athletes with a disability

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Benefits for Gold Coast •Business development •Brand development •Systems development •Before , during and after... Just as athletes train and prepare for an event – so too must the tourism industry

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The Games •Gold Coast will join the iconic Australian sporting roll of honour in 2018 •The biggest event this decade •Being a member of the Commonwealth has been integral in the development of Australia and its emergence as a great nation. •Participation in the Games since its inception in 1930 has largely contributed to Australian sporting success and ensured we are constantly ‘at our best’. •Gold Coast, the perfect place for the Games: • It works for the Games • It works for the City • Great climate, great facilities, great experience and great fun!

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