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GC2018’s mascot is Borobi, the word Gold Coasts’s Yugambeh aboriginal people refer to as a Koala GC2018’s mascot is Borobi, the word Gold Coasts’s Yugambeh aboriginal people refer to as a Koala

GC2018 to be the Biggest Commonwealth Games Yet

Tourism Australia revealed that this year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) are anticipated to deliver AUD2 billion (USD1.54 billion) to the Australian economy, and attract an estimated 672,000 visitors, including 50,000 from overseas.

The projection was published just ahead of the April 04 – 15 international multi-sport event which will take place at Queensland. GC2018 is anticipated to welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

Described as Australia’s largest sporting event to be staged this decade, GC2018 is scheduled to feature its largest ever integrated sports programme, comprising 18 sports and seven Paralympics sports.

Beach Volleyball, Para Triathlon and Women’s Rugby Sevens are anticipated make their Commonwealth Games debuts, and for the first time at a Commonwealth Games, an equal number of men’s and women’s medal events are expected be contested.