MEDIA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO VICTORIA GOVERNMENT 2026 WITHDRAWAL
In the early hours of this morning, the Victorian Government announced their decision to withdraw from hosting the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games Wales would now like to give their support to the Commonwealth Games Federation and their friends in Australia during this surprising and difficult period where they will come together to discuss and plan ahead.
Commonwealth Games Chair, Gareth Davies said ‘We were all very surprised to hear this news this morning. It is disappointing but we, as one of 72 Commonwealth Games Association’s, will now support the CGF, as will all the other Commonwealth nations I’m sure.
Team Wales remains focused on the Trinbago Youth Games which will take place in under three weeks’ time, where 38 athletes across four sports compete against 71 nations across the Commonwealth. For further information on the withdrawal: Response to Victoria Government 2026 Commonwealth Game Host Withdrawal (commonwealthsport.com)