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.
Hubs would be established in four regional hubs in the state, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland. Each of the towns, with populations under 300,000, would have its own athletes’ village and sport program, with the opening ceremony to be held in Melbourne. …Australian state wins 2026 Commonwealth Games bid
The Games are expected to have a total of 72 Commonwealth nations, countries formerly under the British empire.
English city Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games from July 28-Aug. 8, having replaced South Africa, who were stripped of them in 2017 over a lack of progress in preparations.