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Commonwealth Games - Gold Coast, Australia 2018

The XXI (21st) Commonwealth Games were held in Gold Coast, Australia from 4 to 15 April 2018. It was the fifth time the Commonwealth Games have been held in Australia, previously it has been held in Sydney 1938, Perth 1962, Brisbane 1982 and Melbourne 2006.

Two cities submitted bids to host the 2018 Games - the Gold Coast in Australia and the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota. The winner was announced in November 2011.

Opening ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth GamesOpening ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games


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