12 Nov 2011

Gold Coast to host 2018 Commonwealth Games

12:31 pm on 12 November 2011

Australia's Gold Coast has been chosen to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, after the event's governing body held a ballot in St Kitts and Nevis on Saturday morning.

The Commonwealth Games Federation opted for Gold Coast by a 43-27 margin over its only rival, the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota.

The subtropical beachside region of Queensland will bring the Games to Australia for a fifth time, after Sydney in 1938, Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006).

The 2014 Games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.