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Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Chad le Clos

The games will open on the 18th of July 2022.

The event is expected to cost more than R2-billion and marks the first time ever that an African country hosts the Commonwealth Games.

Durban was the only candidate after Edmonton in Canada withdrew from the race in February, saying it would be too expensive to host the games.

“It is a great day for Durban and for South Africa as we bring the Games of 2022 to Africa,” said Mark Alexander, the chairman of Durban 2022.

“This bid to host the Commonwealth Games will accelerate the progress the city is making in construction and development, and in building a more inclusive citizenry.

“Through the Games we aim to build greater social cohesion, create opportunities for empowerment, boost prosperity and ensure equality, while also fast-tracking economic growth in our country .

South Africans will be able to see superstars like Chad Le Clos compete on home soil for the first time ever in the Commonwealth Games.

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