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The 2018 Commonwealth Games, held on the Gold Coast, will be the biggest sporting event on Australian soil since the nation’s last chance to host, back in 2006. This is The Roar‘s guide to watching every event of the games on TV or streaming them online.
The Commonwealth Games will begin with the opening ceremony on Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm (AEST). Competition across all sports will begin on the following day, with Badminton, Gymnastics and Lawn Bowls all beginning at 9am (AEST).
Competition across 18 different sports, with 275 individual events (including para-sports) will then continue across 11 days before the closing ceremony then commences at 7:30pm (AEST) on Sunday, April 15.
Multiple venues around the Gold Coast will be in use, as well as others around Queensland, basketball being played as far away as Townsville and Cairns.
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Channel 7 will be broadcasting hundreds of hours on TV across the course of the Games. They will use a combination of all three of their channels across the day and night. Competition runs from roughly 9am until 11pm (AEST) on each day.
Channel 7 can be found on Channel 70 in high definition and 71 in standard definition. 7TWO can be found on Channel 72, while 7Mate is on 73. If you are watching from Foxtel, you’ll be looking for 107, 127 and 188 respectively.
There is only so much seven will be able to show on the TV, but luckily, they have announced plans to broadcast more than 1,000 hours of content on their app and website, both in the name of 7CommGames.
According to their support page, all medal events will be free, however their premium plan for a one-off payment of $19.99 will cover every single event across the 11 days.
|Badminton||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre|
|Basketball||Cairns Convention Centre (prelim), Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre (prelim), Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (finals)|
|Beach Volleyball||Queen Elizabeth Park|
|Closing Ceremony||Carrara Stadium|
|Cycling – Mountain bike||Nerang National Park|
|Cycling – Road||Currumbin Valley|
|Cycling – Track||Anna Meares Velodrome, Brisbane|
|Diving||Gold Coast Aquatic Centre|
|Gymnastics||Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre|
|Hockey||Gold Coast Hockey Cenntre|
|Lawn Bowls||Broadbeach Bowls Club|
|Marathon||Southport Broadwater Parklands|
|Netball||Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (prelim), Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre (finals)|
|Opening Ceremony||Carrara Stadium|
|Powerlifting||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre|
|Racewalking||Southport Broadwater Parklands|
|Rugby Sevens||Robina Stadium|
|Shooting||Belmont Shooting Range|
|Swimming||Gold Coast Aquatic Centre|
|Table Tennis||Oxenford Studios|
|Triathlon||Southport Broadwater Parklands|
|Weightlifting||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Carrara Indoor Stadium|
|Wrestling||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre|