Durban Commonwealth Games Update

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee is currently engaged with Sport and Recreation South Africa, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the City of Durban in delivering a bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG).  The bidding process for the CWG requires enormous time, dedication and resources in order for one to put forward a successful bid.  In a statement, SASCOC said their focus is solely on delivering the games to the city of Durban.

Tubby Reddy, CEO of SASCOC, said, “The Board of SASCOC is at this time fully committed to bidding for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.  The first step is to win the bid and then to deliver a successful Games.”  With regards to bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games Reddy says, “The Board has not received any notification or correspondence from the International Olympic Committee with regard to the bidding process for the 2024 Olympic Games.  Therefore, the issue of South Africa bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games does not arise.  Once this communiqué is received, the SASCOC Board will engage with Honourable Minister Fikile Mbalula and National Government on whether one is going to consider an Olympic Games bid in 2024.  Winning the bid for the CWG will be very significant for the City of Durban, especially as the other city is Edmonton, Canada. Canada has already hosted the Games four times.   We are seriously focused on the prize of winning the bid and we will not be distracted by other issues that have not been sanctioned by the SASCOC Board”.