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My favourite game: Australia v England, 2018 Commonwealth Games netball final | Erin Delahunty

The stunning result prompted equal amounts of joy and despair on the Gold Coast – and changed the shape of world netball‘It’s great they made the final, but they can’t beat Australia’ seemed to be the overwhelming sentiment among netball fans and pundi…

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Three championships in 2022 offers Asher-Smith treble chance says Coe

World, European and Commonwealth Games slated for 2022Three events to be squeezed into a six-week windowDina Asher-Smith will have a shot at an unprecedented world, Commonwealth and European treble in the summer of 2022 after Sebastian Coe confirmed th…

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Birmingham 2022 shooting and archery to take place six months early in India

Commonwealth Games Federation approve controversial move India had threatened to boycott if shooting was droppedA move to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games archery and shooting competitions in India, six months before Birmingham host the rest of the Ga…

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Shooting fiasco makes the Commonwealth Games look silly once again

The organisers of Birmingham 2022 dropped the sport from the schedule but have now reinstated it, 7,000km away in IndiaJon Oliver, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, runs an occasional series called How Is This Still A Thing? Over the years he has done…

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India intensify Commonwealth Games boycott threat over shooting exclusion

Birmingham 2022 will not have shooting at GamesIndia have traditionally done well in the disciplineIndia’s threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over shooting’s absence in the programme has intensified after the country’s Olympic …

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Birmingham gets ready for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Locals in host city have concerns any benefits will be short term, while others are optimistic the event will unite everyoneIn the summer of 2022, thousands of athletes, officials and fans from more than 70 nations and territories will descend on Birmi…

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Nick Timothy fails at politics so walks straight into British sport’s blazer class | Marina Hyde

Having stormed it with the Windrush scandal and dementia tax, Theresa May’s former chief of staff is now in place to look after the 2022 Commonwealth Games in BirminghamApart from the rude ones, there is only one word for the fact that Theresa May’s fo…

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Women’s T20 cricket could be included in 2022 Commonwealth Games

• Organisers looking to enhance profile of women in sport• Clare Connor: ‘It would be a different audience’Women’s T20 cricket is strongly in the running to be admitted as a new sport to the schedule at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.A jo…

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde

Reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a mega-eventAfter the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne 61 athletes and officials …

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde

Reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a mega-eventAfter the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne 61 athletes and officials …

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Australia becomes the latest host country unwilling to ‘share its dream’ | Marina Hyde

Reaction to the 250 or so Commonwealth Games athletes and officials seeking to stay underlines a basic rule of thumb: never believe what a country says about itself during a mega-eventAfter the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne 61 athletes and officials …

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Sierra Leonean athlete can stay in UK after three-year legal fight

Jimmy Thoronka, who was found sleeping rough a year after competing at Commonwealth Games, granted leave to remainA Sierra Leonean sprinter who absconded from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and was found sleeping rough on the streets of Lond…

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Callum Hawkins: ‘Did I win?’ Collapsed marathon runner not angry at organisers

Scotsman couldn’t recall if he won Commonwealth Games marathon Hawkins was ‘desperate for medal’ but blamed himself not organisers for collapseScottish athlete Callum Hawkins has revealed he asked ambulance staff whether he had won the Commonwealth Gam…

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‘Winning netball gold is a game changer’: Housby basks in surprise win

Goal scorer Helen Housby hopes Commonwealth triumph will lead to boost for her sportIt’s one week on from the sensational last-second goal that could change English netball for ever. Scorer Helen Housby has hardly removed her Commonwealth gold medal. I…

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England’s netball success shines light on thriving UK club scene

Last-gasp Commonwealth gold could inspire more women to don a bib and get fit, clubs hopeIt has often been dismissed as a schoolgirl’s sport, or basketball for women. Football fans scoff at its strict zones, which allow only one player to zip between e…

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Gold Coast’s Games finale lowers bar for follow-up at Birmingham 2022

Eleven days of slick operation were somewhat undermined by two bum notes struck in the final 24 hours on the Gold CoastThe organisers of Birmingham 2022, possibly daunted by following an event so well received on the ground, may have felt some relief a…

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Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Peter Beattie apologises for debacle

Broadcasters furious they were unable to show athletes entering the stadium, while spectators rushed the exits during endless speechesCommonwealth Games organisers have apologised after stinging criticism on social media of Sunday night’s closing cerem…

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‘Share the dream’ – the Games that celebrated disability sports

The 2018 Commonwealth Games was the most inclusive sporting event ever held, with 38 para medal events woven into the schedule alongside able-bodied events. Our photographer Carly Earl met several of the stars“Australia made it the best,” says 15-year-…

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Commonwealth Games: the Gold Coast performances that didn’t go to plan

If you are going to have winner, inevitably it means there will be losers. Here are a few of the people who would probably rather forget their time at the 2018 Commonwealth GamesAs the closing ceremony bought the curtain down on 11 days of Commonwealth…

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Commonwealth Games 2018 closing ceremony – live!

Email daniel.harris.casual@theguardian.comOutcry over delay in assistance to collapsed Callum HawkinsEngland stun Australia with penalty shot to win netball gold 10.34am BST BBC have just shown a rerun of the netball. “Stupendous,” says Tracey Neville….