Commonwealth Games

Sprint Star James Magnussen Lands Arena Sponsorship

“I am very excited and honoured to be working with Arena in the future of my swimming career,” said Magnussen. “The company and the people are highly respected all over the swimming world and so to be joining the International Elite team is something that means a lot to me.”


2014 Commonwealth Pool Preparing to Reopen Following Renovations

The Tollcross International Swim Centre, the swim site for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, reopens to the public on Friday.

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Le Clos, Famous for Beating Phelps, To Pen Story for Penguin Books

“Chad le Clos, the South African swimming star who famously topped Michael Phelps in the 200 butterfly, will pen his story for Penguin Books.” (Photo Credit: Arena/LaPress)


Kean adds 50 backstroke to his schedule in Barcelona

Olympian and 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Gareth Kean won the 50 backstroke at the State New Zealand Open Championships…

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Australians Break Ground on $41 Million Gold Coast Aquatic Center Upgrade

First ground has been turned on the $41 million renovation to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in preparation for the 2014 Pan Pac Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games (Photo Courtesy: Southport Olympic)

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New Zealand Olympians Ingram and O’Donnell announce retirement

2012 Olympians Melissa Ingram and Carl O’Donnell announced their retirements today. In a press release from New Zealand Swimming Ingram…

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Rebecca Adlington Hates the word retired

During a press conference on February 5th where Rebecca Adlington announced that her competitive career was coming to an end,…


It is Pickett’s time to shine

With Australian breaststroke legend ‘Lethal’ Leisel Jones announcing her retirement in November the Australians will be looking to 20 year…

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Halsall and Miley Approach 2013 with a different mindset

Going into 2012 Olympic Games in London there was a lot of expectation put on both Fran Halsall and Hannah…

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Gold Coast, Australia Awarded 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast, Australia has been awarded the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which they won over Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The Gold…

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FINA Continues to Learn Tough Lesson About Chosing Host Cities After Israelis Are Denied Entrance

After the disaster that was the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October, I wrote that the world’s sporting administrations, collectively, needed…

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World Record Holder Pierse Gets Dengue Fever as Commonwealth Games Souvenir

Canada’s Annamay Pierse, who is the world record holder in the 200 breaststroke, left the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India…


Delhi-Belly Drama a Predictable Outcome of Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India were, by most accounts, a failure. Between last-minute completion of event venues, injuries…


2010 Commonwealth Games Kick Off Today in India: Races to Watch

The 2010 Commonwealth Games kick off today in Delhi, India, with the first swimming competition getting underway tomorrow evening. Throughout…


Napoleon Cleared for Commonwealth Games, Concerned About Training

Ryan Napoleon has been cleared to participate in next month’s Commonwealth Games as a member of Team Australia, according to…