22th Commonwealth Games in Durban

22th Commonwealth Games held in Durban

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

Ans: c

Related facts:

  • 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.



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