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May 23, 2016 | LATEST NEWS

Atos Brings Global Experience to Power the Games

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) today announced that Atos will deliver complex and innovative information technology solutions crucial for the planning and staging of Australia’s largest sporting event in more than a decade.

The solutions will form a critical part of a world class technology environment being implemented by GOLDOC in preparation for and during the Games.

Atos has joined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) sponsorship family to deliver the comprehensive Games Management System (GMS) and Information Diffusion System (IDS) to power performance at the heart of the Games.

Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed Atos as an Official Supporter to GC2018.

“As a global technology company, Atos have a proven history of successful delivery of GMS and IDS solutions at major international events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

“For GC2018, Atos will manage the delivery of complex and innovative technology solutions and applications through their Games Management System that will support Accreditation Management, the Volunteer Portal, Volunteer Application Form, Sport Entries Management and more. Read More
  • May 18, 2016 | Latest News

    Coolangatta to host Gold Coast 2018 Beach Volleyball competition

    The Coolangatta beachfront will host the venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) Beach Volleyball competition, the Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe, announced today.

    The sport secured a spot in the Gold Coast 2018 sports program after an historic agreement was signed in March this year between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Queensland Government and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

    Its staging in a temporary stadium at the city’s southern-most beachside location means that spectacular television images of the Gold Coast’s iconic coastline will be seen by some 1.5 billion people across the world over the course of the April 4-15 2018 event.

    “The Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches will be a huge drawcard during the Games, but the Beach Volleyball at Coolangatta will take things to a whole new level for Gold Coasters and the thousands of visitors who will experience this iconic sport in such a beautiful part of the world,” Minister Hinchliffe said.Read More
  • May 17, 2016 | Latest News

    New Commonwealth Games Board Chair and Director to be appointed

    Former Premier of Queensland Peter Beattie AC will be appointed the new Chair of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Board.

    Mr Beattie, who served as Premier from 1998 to 2007, is to be joined on the GOLDOC Board by former editor-in-chief of the Gold Coast Publications Pty Ltd Bob Gordon.

    Ms Palaszczuk said the appointments would ensure the 2018 Commonwealth Games would maximise value for the Gold Coast and Queensland.

    “The Games will showcase Queensland and its people to an audience of more than 1.5 billion people across the world,” she said.

    “It’s a great opportunity for our athletes, but it’s also an important opportunity to strengthen trade, tourism and jobs.”

    “The Games are already having a significant impact and more than 5700 workers have been engaged on the Games to date".

    “The Games are expected to generate 30,000 jobs and inject more than $2 billion into Queensland’s economy.”
    Ms Palaszczuk said Peter Beattie and Bob Gordon were passionate Queenslanders with strong connections to the corporate community.

    “As Premier, Peter Beattie secured 2001 Goodwill Games and this was another major opportunity to showcase Queensland globally. Through his experience and energy, Peter will help my Government ensure the 2018 Games are the best ever,” she said.Read More
  • May 07, 2016 | Latest News

    Shooting Australia: Success at Junior World Cup

    Members of our NextGen AUSComGames Squad competed in the ISSF Junior World Cup event in Suhl, Germany. This is the third ISSF Junior World Cup in Rifle-Pistol-Shotgun and the first for 2016.

    Against the best junior shooting athletes in the World we think their achievements speak for themselves:

    • Jake Wallace, Samuel Bylsma and Adam Bylsma: Gold in Trap Men Team Competition
    • Jack Wallace: Bronze in Trap Men
    • Sergie Evglevski, Thomas Ashmore and Bailey Groves: Bronze in 25M Standard Pistol Men Team Competition
    • Stephanie Pile: Bronze in Trap
    • Sergei Evglevski: Silver in 25M Rapid Fire Pistol
    • Sergei Evglevski, Thomas Ashmore and Bailey Groves: Bronze in the 25M Pistol Team Competition
    • Sergei Evglevski: Bronze in 25M Standard Pistol

    Also producing strong performances were Sergei Evglevski (fifth in the 25M Pistol), Jack Rossiter (fourth in 10M Air Rifle), and Mitchell Bailey, Jack Rossiter, and Daniel Clopatofsky (sixth in the 50M Rifle Prone Team Competition).

    "The future looks bright for our sport," said Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon. “The work with these developing athletes is paying off with outstanding results"

    Shooting Australia acknowledges assistance and funding provided by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association that helps us to send athletes to events like the Junior World Cup in Suhl. The NextGEN AUSComGames program has been designed by the ACGA to provide assistance to those junior athletes who have been identified as potential medal winners at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games or at the 2018 or 2022 Commonwealth Games.

    Of the athletes sent to Suhl Jack Rossiter, Emma Adams, Victoria Rossiter, Bailey Groves, Sergei Evglevski, Sascha Kroopin, Jack Wallace, Aislin Jones, and Mitchell Bailey will receive support from the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) as part of the 2016 NextGen AUSComGames Squad.

    “The ACGA is proud to provide financial support through the NextGEN AUSComGames program to our young shooters. We see it as an important investment in Australia’s future success in Commonwealth Games competition,” said ACGA CEO Craig Phillips.

    For the entire team results at the 2016 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl visit www.issf-sports.org. Source: Shooting AustraliaRead More
  • May 05, 2016 | Latest News

    STAR-STUDDED TEAM NAMED FOR JUNIOR PAN PACS IN HAWAII

    Several swimmers on the verge of selection on this year’s Rio Olympic team will spearhead Australia’s 30-strong team for this year’s Junior Pan Pacs in Hawaii in August.

    Swimming Australia would like to recognise and thank the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) for the support provided for our Youth development programs.

    National 200m breaststroke champion Matthew Wilson, bronze medal winning butterflyer Laura Taylor and brilliant backstroke teens Mina Atherton and Kaylee McKeown showed off their potential at the Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships and Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships in Adelaide last month.

    As did emerging freestylers Elijah Winnington and Jack Cartwright, breaststroker Daniel Cave, butterfly sprinter Gemma Cooney and breaststroker Sarah Beale in an exciting all-round team who will have their sights set on the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    In what will be a “mini Olympics” the rising stars of swimming will face off against the cream of the crop in the USA, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and other Pacific Rim teams in Hawaii from August 24-27.

    Queensland clubs have again dominated selection, as they did in the Olympic team, with 19 of the 30 hailing from Queensland; five from NSW, four from Victoria and two from WA.

    Australia’s Gold Coast Gold National Youth Coach Glenn Beringen praised the athletes and coaches and thanked the Australian Commonwealth Games Association for its contribution.

    “This is a very exciting group – swimmers who could have quite easily been going to Rio,” said Beringen.

    “Such is the depth in some of our events – the likes of Matt Wilson, Minna Atherton and Laura Taylor all won medals at the Open Nationals.

    “They will certainly be on the radar as we get closer to 2018 and 2020.

    “And in saying that the contribution of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association makes this team possible and on behalf of the team and Swimming Australia we acknowledge their support.

    (Source: Swimming Australia website)Read More
  • April 08, 2016 | Latest News

    Borobi visits Melbourne

    A loveable koala with fur the colour of the ocean and a passion for surfing and adventure was spectacularly revealed this morning as the mascot for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018).

    Borobi – the indigenous Yugambeh language word for koala – will play a key role in welcoming the athletes of the world and bringing to life the true spirit of the Games.

    It is the first time a koala has been chosen as the mascot of a major Australian multisport event.

    Photo: Borobi meeting the staff of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

    To find out more about Borobi visit www.GC2018.comRead More
  • March 30, 2016 | Latest News

    Vale JUDY JOY DAVIES

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) is saddened by the news of the passing of Judy Joy Davies.

    Judy passed away on Sunday, 27 March 2016 (Easter Sunday), aged 87.

    Inducted as a General Member into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2011, for her contribution to sports journalism, Judy was a pioneer female sportswriter.

    Chairman John Bertrand AM said “Judy was a woman of great courage; while early women sports journalists had a tendency to write only about female sports; Judy was one of the first female journalists to write about all sports – both male and female”.

    “Her balanced and incisive coverage of sports saw her journalism career blossom for over 34 years, a true testimony to Judy’s commitment, passion and love for sport” Bertrand said. “To cover nine Olympic Games as a journalist, as well as set her own records as an athlete – in particular, the first ever Australian to win a medal in backstroke at the Olympic Games, is truly remarkable” Bertrand added.

    We extend our deepest sympathies to the Davies family.

    Judy’s service is planned for Tuesday, 5 April at 10:00am at W.D Rose chapel at 139 Marriage Road, Brighton East.

    Photo: Judy Joy Davies unveiling her Sport Australia Hall of Fame plaque at the National Sports Museum at the MCG before being Inducted in October 2011

    (Source: Sport Australia Hall of Fame)Read More
  • March 18, 2016 | Latest News

    Queensland’s Centium Software Joins GC2018 Sponsor Family

    A Queensland company that specialises in the provision of software solutions for major world events will be the Official Accommodation and Transfers Software Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ™ (GC2018).

    Centium Software, which was involved in software delivery for arrivals, departures and protocol at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, will once again provide software to support accommodation and transfers to and from official points of entry.

    The firm will provide an interactive and flexible reservation system to GOLDOC which will involve the management of detailed accommodation property information and online bookings and payment.

    Centium Software is based in Technology Park at Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane and will use local resources to deliver the majority of its services.

    “For Centium Software, it is a chance to once again show the world what amazing products this home grown Queensland business is capable of delivering.

    “This partnership also provides Centium Software staff with an opportunity to be involved in the delivery of the biggest event that may ever occur in their home state.

    “And to be announcing the company as an Official Supplier of GC2018 just days short of our Two Years to Go celebrations on Monday 4 April is an indicator that our commercial program is very well supported and well and truly on track,” he said.
    Centium Software joins the GC2018 Sponsor Family alongside Official Partners Jupiters, Griffith University and TAFE Queensland and Official Supporters KPMG and MinterEllison.Read More

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AUS 25 19 19 63
RSA 13 7 15 35
ENG 12 16 16 44

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