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GOLD COAST SWIMMERS QUALIFY FOR GLASGOW

Eight Gold Coast swimmers have made the Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow-20-14. Cameron McEvoy, Thomas Fraser-Holmes, Melanie Schlanger and Meagan Nay are just some of the names we’ll be hearing a lot more come July. McEvoy’s reputation grew on Friday night, when the Palm Beach/Currumbin physics students beat ‘The Missile’ – James Magnussen in the 100-metre freestyle final. “McEvoy has got him at this stage! There’s only 10 metres to go! Can the 19-year-old cause an upset? It looks like he does. And he will! Cameron McEvoy first, Magnusses in second.” Read More »

COMM GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST WINS KINGSCLIFF TRIATHLON

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Brad Kahlefeldt won the open division of this morning’s Kingscliff Triathlon. Training partner and long-time rival Clayton Fettell came home in second place, just seconds behind Kahlefeldt. “He had an outstanding race and certainly pushed me the whole way. I had a really good ride, and that’s what I wanted today.” He completed the one and a half kilometre swim, 40-kilometre ride and 10-kilometre run in under two hours. Read More »

CLUB HELENSVALE PLAYERS CELEBRATE COMM GAMES INCLUSION

Three Club Helensvale players have made the team for the 20-14 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Brett Wilkie, Nathan Rice and Lynsey Clarke will don the green and gold in July. Read More »

EYE-POPPING FIRST LOOK AT ATHLETES’ VILLAGE

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Today, the very first plans have been revealed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village. One of the biggest construction endeavours to ever be undertaken on the Gold Coast, this Parklands site looks bare now… But it’ll be transformed into the beating heart of the Games – housing 6,500 athletes and officials. The Village will inject an estimated $500 million into the Coast’s economy and create more than 1,500 jobs. Read More »

KIDS GO GREEN IN ANTICIPATION FOR 2018 GAMES

Students from Broadbeach State school today rolled up their sleeves to take part in a council initiative aimed at breathing new life into the city. Planting trees to spruce up local parks ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the Mayor claims preparations are on track for the 2018 event. Read More »

GLASGOW HOPES FOR TABLE TENNIS DUO

A pair of Gold Coast table tennis players are well on their way to being named as members of team Australia for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games later this year. Kane and Wade Townsend are among the final nine players being considered for the five-man team. They’re hoping selection will help them get enough experience to be contenders at the 2018 Games. “Probably the one where I’ll be peaking, actually. Best age. So hopefully I can get into this team, get some experience, then aim for Gold Coast medals.” The 20 and 23-year old will compete at the trials this weekend. Read More »

INRONWOMAN MOFFATT CRUISES TO VICTORY

Mermaid triathlete Emma Moffatt has cruised to victory in the Geelong half ironman. Moffatt showed brilliant early season form ahead of a tough overseas campaign later this year. The 29-year-old led by a whopping four minutes out of the water and was never threatened in the blistering heat. “I am used to these conditions, but I guess to go out and race for 4 and half hours in it is a little bit different to a training session.” This year Moffatt will aim for the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic-distance world championships and the world long-course titles. Read More »

COUNCIL EAGERLY ANTICIPATES GAMES

In one-thousand, 5-hundred and 25 days, the Gold Coast will host the 20-18 Commonwealth Games. Behind-the-scenes, friction was evident this morning, when – in a de-ja-vu moment – the State re-launched Council’s ‘Legacy Strategy’. It’s supposed to ensure the event is much more than a 12-day spectacle. Read More »

SHELLEY STRUGGLES WITH INJURY MAINTENANCE

Oxenford long distance runner, Michael Shelley, admits his visits to the chiropractor have grown more frequent, since turning 30. The London Olympian is in full training mode for July’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games – running 170-kilometres a week. The Marathon Team will be announced in May, and Shelly says so far, his body’s holding up well. “With the age thing, just due to the amount of training I’ve done in the past, when I come back from a break it comes back a little bit quicker but yeah definitely the aches and creaks and stuff when you get out of bed in the morning are definitely there.” Shelley will next compete in a 10-kilometre road race in Hobart. Read More »

GARFOOT’S HIGH HOPES FOR INTERNATIONAL VICTORY

Gold Coast cyclist Katrin Garfoot isn’t afraid to dream big. Less than three years after her first road race, she has the Rio Olympics in her sights. Read More »

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