A New Zealand bid to host a future Commonwealth Games may not centre on one city.
That’s because our cities are probably not big enough to cope.
New Zealand Olympic Committee president Mike Stanley this week told the Sunday Star-Times he was ”absolutely sure” that the country would host another Games – for the fourth time in the event’s varied history since inception in 1930.
I’m not so sure.
A successful bid would take close to a decade between launching and hosting, Stanley said, making 2026 the earliest New Zealand could play host – 36 years after Auckland was our last host city.
I love watching the games, but I think hosting them just costs too much. The costs almost always blow out.