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Hamilton, Ontario has been chosen as a preferred site by Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) to host a future Commonwealth Games (CWG). Apparently, a decision will be made shortly whether to bid on the 2026 or 2030 edition.
Calgary was another city interested in hosting a CWG, but was turned down due to lacking in civic favour.
The March 2020 deadline to decide was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CWG venues used to fight COVID-19
Venues used for the 2002 Manchester and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games are currently being repurposed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 400 contractors are working with nearly 150 health service clinicians and operational staff to set up the new venues.
In Glasgow the Scottish Events Campus and in Manchester the Central Convention Complex are now temporary hospitals.
Currently there are 1, 378, 937 Coronavirus cases globally. To date, 78, 110 people have died from it. Meanwhile, 294,361 have recovered.
In athletics it is now well known that Lamine Diack, the former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) now World Athletics is facing charges in Paris to do with bribery, extortion and other crimes. His son Papa Massata is waiting to be extradited from Senegal to Paris to face charges for similar crimes. It is alleged that he either bribed or extorted world championship sites for the right to host events including Qatar for approximately $500,000USD.
It turns out now that Qatar and Russia both may have paid bribes to host the FIFA World Cups.
A new court indictment alleges that FIFA executives were paid bribes by both countries.
The claims were filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
It is claimed that Russia paid former FIFA vice-president Hack Warner to vote for their proposal.
Several other high-ranking officials were implicated in the allegations. Much more to come from this.