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Durban to bid for Commonwealth Games

Durban is up against Edmonton in a bid to host the 22nd Commonwealth Games

Durban could be the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 following an announcement to bid for the event by Gideon Sam, President of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committe (Sascoc) on Monday.

The Commonwealth Games, a multi-sports event held every four years featuring athletes from over 50 countries, have never been staged in Africa. 2022 will be the 22nd edition of the Games , where all 70 member territories from the Commonwealth of Nations are expected to compete.

The Canadian city of Edmonton, which previously hosted in 1978, will be Durban’s rival when the awarding decision takes place in September 2015.

Canada was the first country to stage the Commonwealth Games, when Hamilton hosted in 1930, and has held it on three more occasions since.

Both Edmonton and Durban need to hand over confirmed bids in March 2015.The next Commonwealth Games will take place in the Scottish city Glasgow in July.

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