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Commonwealth Games need divvying up

Annabel Kean

An ex-Commonwealth Games chef de mission says it's common sense to share hosting between cities to cover costs.

Durban, South Africa, can no longer host the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to financial constraints. Sydney has been names as a possible replacement host.

Former NZ Commonwealth Games chef de mission, Bruce Ullrich, said it would be ridiculous for Australia to host twice the Gameas twice in a row. The Gold Coast is hosting in 2018.

Ullrich called for a smaller Commonwealth country to host the Games and suggested spreading the event over multiple cities.