Commonwealth Games 2022

Maskelyne sets New National Records

Maskelyne was exceptional in his respective events since starting last Saturday where he swam the Men’s 200m Breaststroke finishing eighth in a pool consisting of World Record and Commonwealth Games Record holders.

He also broke the Men’s 100m Breaststroke national record of 1:03:89 (set by himself) clocking a new time of 1:03:31.

Swim Team Manager Sarenah Pini said she was happy with the performance of Team PNG swimmers at the Commonwealth Games.

Team PNG Ready For Birmingham

As announced earlier this month, 33 athletes from the six sporting codes - Athletics, Boxing, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting will all be in action during the 11 days of competition from Friday 29th July up to the close of the Games on Monday 8th August.

Upon his departure with the Lead Team on Tuesday 19th July, Team PNG Chef de Mission, Michael Henao said 16 athletes and officials will leave Port Moresby tomorrow, while five from Table Tennis and Squash left a day early yesterday, 21st July.

Australia interested in 2022 Commonwealth Games

David Grevemberg, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, has confirmed Australia is one of four nations interested in hosting the 2022 event, which was recently made available after Durban was stripped of its right to stage the event.

It comes as western Sydney emerges as a challenger for country Victoria's bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games.

Urgency needed in finding a city to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation has stripped Durban has been stripped of the event, after it failed to meet financial and other key commitments.

Commonwealth Games: Durban stripped of right to hold 2022 Games

Durban was stripped of the right to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday after a trail of missed deadlines and financial problems that highlights the daunting burdens facing host cities for major sporting events.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said the South African coastal city had failed to meet the promises contained in its bid, and the search for a replacement host was now on.

"The CGF is fully confident and committed to delivering a successful Commonwealth Games for athletes and fans in 2022," its president Louise Martin said.