Other sports that have applied to be included in the “three or four” sports include judo, coastal rowing, beach rowing and taekwondo. Saturday was the last day for Victoria to apply for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
The organizing committee had initially proposed 16 regular sports and six para-sports to be part of the Games.
Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Beach Volleyball, T20 Cricket, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowl, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon and Weightlifting are the 16 sports already included in the programme.
Six para sports – athletics, swimming, lawn bowl, triathlon, table tennis and powerlifting – are also contested.
The competitions will be held at four regional centers Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland, in addition to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies.
Shooting and archery were abandoned for the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Judo, 3×3 basketball and wrestling all appeared in Birmingham 2022, but have not yet been confirmed for Victoria.
Victoria 2026 chief executive Jeroen Weimar informed a few weeks ago that “three or four” more games were likely to be included, following a massive outcry over the boycott of shooting in countries such as Australia and India.
Meanwhile, Shooting Australia proposed the Wellsford Rifle Range near Melbourne for their inclusion in the shooting after hosting the full-bore rifle event of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Victorian State Range at Itucha, 81 km from Bendigo. got promoted. Renewal for the Commonwealth Games.
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