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Commonwealth Games announcement “sad day” for Welsh sport

The Welsh Government has today announced that it will not be submitting a formal bid for Wales to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, said:

 

“This is hugely disappointing, and it’s rather pathetic that the Welsh Government is once again attempting to use Brexit as a smokescreen to disguise a lack of ambition and imagination.

 

“Having jumped on the bandwagon of Welsh sporting success over the summer the Welsh Labour Government is now abandoning the stage.

 

“Welsh sport needs major competitions and stars for the future – not working groups.

 

“Clearly a bid would have come at great cost, but over the extended period the economic, social and sporting benefits to Wales would have been huge.

 

“This is a sad day for Welsh sport.”