4 Jul 2009

Study to see if Auckland could host 2018 Games

7:00 am on 4 July 2009

A study to see if Auckland's capable of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games is to be undertaken.

The $325,000 study commissioned by the New Zealand Olympic Committee will identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in the region's ability to host a Games and will be funded by central and local government.

The secretary general of the NZOC, Barry Maister, says a decision on whether New Zealand will make a bid will be made in January.

Next year's Commonwealth Games are to be held in New Dehli and the 2014 Games in Glasgow.