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The multi-city bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia has been cancelled, at least for now, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The bid was going to include the cities of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Nagambie, Traralgon, Warrnambool, Wodonga, and Yarrawonga, all in the state of Victoria.
Bid Manager Fiona Le Gassick told The Standard newspaper that the proposal has been halted.
In the proposal were several new facilities for varying sports. Skilled Stadium, home of Australian rules football club Geelong Cats, would host rugby sevens.There was to be a new stadium at Shepparton Sports Precinct which would host the athletics and aquatics events at the Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure Centre. Also in Geelong the Stead Park Hockey Centre, as well as in Ballarat the Badminton Centre, and Shepparton Park Bowls Club was slated to be used for the games.
Hamilton, Ontario in Canada is the only city who have confirmed interest in bidding. The Doug Ford government, however, have not indicated support at this time, not have the federal Liberals.