News just in that Durban has been selected as hosts for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. I woulda said won, but there were no other cities in the running to host the games. Edmonton in Canada was the only other candidate, but they pulled out of the race in February.
The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the 53 countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations. Although 71 nations will take part since some dependent territories compete under their own flag.
Well done Durbs, we can now add the Commonwealth Games to the rugby, cricket and soccer world cups we’ve hosted in the last 20 years.
Mixed reactions so far to the announcement. Mostly excitement, but obviously some naysayers predicting it will ruin the economy and bankrupt Durban or SA.