Almost a quarter of Cameroon’s Commonwealth Games team has gone missing.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
Hockey player Mark Knowles will retire after the Commonwealth Games.
Many athletes struggle with joblessness, depression or a lack of purpose as they enter retirement.
The familiar images of high-rise development, looking north here from Surfers Paradise, tell only one part of the story of the Gold Coast.
Behind the built-up glitz of Surfers Paradise lies a deep history that has been written and overwritten in successive layers that have become thinner and thinner as time goes on.
Kathryn Mitchell broke the Commonwealth Games javelin record to claim a gold medal.
The continual breaking of World Records is the result of complex interactions between genetics, talent, equipment, training and nutrition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…