Australia’s Michael Shelley will run in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games marathon.
There are many factors that set elite runners apart from other runners, including training volume, physiology, tendon function and running technique.
A spectator at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Previous Olympics and Commonwealth Games have not led to an increase in sports participation. In fact, there could be a negative impact on health from watching more television.
Francois Etoundi hurt his shoulder but kept competing to win a bronze medal.
Recent injuries are symptoms of a belief that athletes should stop at nothing to achieve success.
Kurt Fearnley carrying the baton ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
New Queensland trains and the treatment of athletes on planes show progress on disability discrimination hasn't extended beyond the Games.
Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics.
A new policy may spell the end of Caster Semenya's illustrious running career.
The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, one of only two new Gold Coast venues built for the Commonwealth Games, has been open for community use since its completion in 2016.
The Gold Coast is mostly relying on existing assets, and most refurbishments and extensions were completed long before the Games, meaning the community has been able to use these facilities.
Performers at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
Not so “ladylike” – the netball rivalry between Australian and New Zealand will continue at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games netball is an intensely physical and competitive affair. It's a far cry from netball's roots – the game was designed to shape women into model middle-class citizens.
Flags of the Commonwealth on display at the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
As the Commonwealth Games get underway on the Gold Coast, what actually is the Commonwealth and is it still relevant?
Fireworks go off at the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
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The Commonwealth Games do not get the same level of media coverage as the Olympics. But a one-time Commonwealth gold medallist says the Games are still an important athletic competition.
Esports do not have the same gender barriers as traditional sports.
The consumption of sport has already changed dramatically, and esports in major competitions is the next step.
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are set to be a good spectacle.
Scenes of sand, sea and skyscrapers will add a glitzy veneer to an Old Empire at play.
The Commonwealth Games is often dubbed the ‘friendly games’, but its history shows that friendliness applies only to ‘the right sort of people’.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that's not unusual for events of this sort.
Campaign Sovereignty in the lead up to the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
What does the ongoing involvement of Australia in the Commonwealth Games teach us about our cities and the relationship between sport and politics?
Leaders at the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November 2013. Malta will host the next one in November 2015.
The Commonwealth is politically fraught, with widely divergent members. But, instead of unravelling as some critics wish, it has instead inspired copycats and appears set to grow and endure.
The Gold Coast is preparing to host the 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games.
Investing in staging sport is ultimately a matter of turning the entire host environment into a stage.
Australia’s Cate Campbell transitioning from the on-block phase to the flight phase of a swimming start.
The swimming events of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are among the first on the schedule. Australia and the UK tend to do quite well in the swimming events – as does Canada – so it’s an excellent opportunity…
Famous for its golden sandy beaches and almost year round sunshine, Australia’s Gold Coast will host the next Commonwealth Games.
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It’s hard to think of any two Commonwealth Games host cities more different than Glasgow and the Gold Coast in faraway Australia, home to the 2018 Games. But as our small university delegation discovered…
Jubilation in 2011 after the Gold Coast scored the 2018 Commonwealth Games … but will they be worth it?
Goodbye Glasgow and hello Gold Coast. The Commonwealth Games will return Down Under in 2018 and already there are bold projections: Gold Coast Games Federation chair Nigel Chamier expects the creation…
The Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast will set the scene for a year of challenges for this grouping of nations.
We are so accustomed to hearing about American exceptionalism that British exceptionalism is rarely discussed.