Victoria, BC- The CRD Board has approved a motion to send Louise Martin, the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the following letter of support, in principle, of Victoria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid:
Dear President Martin:
We support in principle, the hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Victoria Canada, subject to a proper business case being presented and approved by local governments and institutions, in public.
The Victoria Commonwealth Games Committee announced earlier this month that they would compete to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Durban, South Africa, was originally named to host but failed to provide financial guarantees. The bid committee has identified significant infrastructure upgrades that would be required, including housing capacity for the athletes and coaches. Victoria last hosted the Games in 1994.
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