Malaysia Has Emerged as a Potential Host for the 2026 Commonwealth Games After Australia’s Pullout

Malaysia Has Emerged as a Potential Host for the 2026 Commonwealth Games After Australia’s Pullout

Malaysia has emerged as a potential host for the 2026 Commonwealth Games after being offered £100m by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The Games, left without a host after Victoria, Australia, withdrew due to escalating costs, now sees Malaysia as a contender following a formal invitation from the CGF. The £100m aid package aims to support local delivery and legacy planning for the event, which Malaysia previously hosted in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Malaysia, Mohamad Norza Zakaria, views the opportunity to host in 2026 as a chance to build upon the success of 1998 and reestablish Malaysia on the global sporting stage. The CGF spokesperson emphasized Malaysia's track record in hosting sporting events, citing the success of the 1998 Commonwealth Games and expressing optimism about leveraging existing world-class facilities for the upcoming event.

The Commonwealth Games, a quadrennial multi-sport event, has faced challenges in securing hosts, particularly for the 2026 edition following Victoria's withdrawal. Durban, South Africa, initially selected for the 2022 Games, lost hosting rights in 2017 due to financial difficulties. The recent absence of the Commonwealth Games from a list of major events UK Sport seeks to host highlights concerns about its sustainability and value for money, though discussions with the CGF continue regarding a viable future model.

The £100m financial and strategic support offered by the CGF underscores its commitment to finding a solution for the 2026 Games that inspires athletes and ensures long-term viability. While Malaysia's potential bid marks a significant development, discussions with other potential hosts remain ongoing, reflecting the CGF's dedication to securing a host city capable of upholding the Games' legacy and values. As negotiations progress, stakeholders eagerly anticipate further updates on the future of the Commonwealth Games and its role in the global sporting landscape.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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