The Courier-Mail

Durban to host

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DURBAN was confirmed as the host city of the 2022 Commonweal­th Games yesterday, making it the first African city to stage the event.

South Africa’s third-largest city was the only candidate for the 2022 rights after Canada’s Edmonton withdrew in February, citing cost concerns.

The four-yearly, multisport event was first staged in 1930, when it was known as the British Empire Games.

Britain has hosted six editions, Australia and Canada four apiece, New Zealand three, and Jamaica, Malaysia and India one each.

The Durban Games will use infrastruc­ture from the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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