Ques: Which country is given to host 22th Commonwealth Games-2022?
a. Auckland, New Zealand
b. London, England
c. Durban, South Africa
d. Beijing China
- The Commonwealth Games of 2022 will be coming to the City of Durban after a unanimous vote by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in Auckland, New Zealand on 2 September, 2015.
- It was announced by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in a General Assembly at Auckland (New Zealand).
- The decision makes it the first African city to ever stage the sporting spectacular.
- The opening ceremony will be on 18 July which is the birthday of the a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate– Nelson Mandela.
- It is notable that Canadian city Edmonton, which itself was taken back its name as host due to financial reasons, in February 2015, went in favor of the candidature of Durban.
- Known by the name of ‘Friendly Games’, the Commonwealth Games, held every four years globally.
- It is known that the 21th Commonwealth Games will held in April 2018 in Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia).
- 4500 athletes from 71 countries will participate in the 22th Commonwealth Games.
- Louise Martin CBE was elected to the post of President, the first female leader of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
- She took over from Malaysia Prince Tunku Imran.