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Australian state wins 2026 Commonwealth Games bid
April 12, 2022

File Photo: Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews

The Australian state of Victoria announced on Tuesday that it has won its bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, which will see scores of nations come together for what is dubbed a "Friendly Games".

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the hosting of the Games would follow a new "multi-city model", as events would be held across multiple rural regions in the state.

The event is expected to generate more than three billion Australian dollars (about 2.23 billion U.S. dollars) for Victoria's economy and create more than 600 full-time jobs.

The Commonwealth Games in regional Victoria is great for jobs, hospitality and our economy," said Andrews.