Posts Tagged "2018 Commonwealth Games"

The sight of Callum Hawkins – who was leading the Commonwealth Games Marathon – lying crumpled on the ground, barely conscious after hitting his head on a concrete paling, yet trying to continue on, was inspirational and moving but difficult to watch.

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During the Commonwealth Games, I was waiting to hear the usual cacophony of voices bemoaning the spending on elite sport in Australia, especially after the nation’s heavily criticised performance at the Rio Olympics.

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Here’s a radical innovation that might save future Commonwealth Games from the controversy of the Gold Coast closing ceremony.

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For the last two decades, Johanna Griggs has been a top quality presenter at Channel Seven, but last night she surpassed herself with a stinging attack on the host broadcaster at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

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It has been fashionable for a while to denigrate the Commonwealth Games. They are a minor, pointless competition, it is said. They have no real international importance. I fundamentally disagree.

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Match result: Australia cruised to the gold medal in style on Sunday, smashing Canada by 40 points.

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The Australian Hockeyroos will go for gold on Saturday afternoon when they take on Trans-tasman rivals New Zealand in the women’s hockey final at the Commonwealth Games. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 12:45pm (AEST).

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The Australian Boomers were solid without being spectacular during the group stage of the Commonwealth Games, but they may need to go up another level when they face Scotland during the semi-final. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10am (AEST).

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Melbourne Storm star fullback Billy Slater’s recovery from last night’s 40-14 win over Newcastle has been disrupted as he races to the Gold Coast to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

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The Australian Kookaburras will look to match their female counterparts and advance to the final of the Commonwealth Games when they take on England in the second semi-final. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:45pm (AEST).

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The road to the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games starts here as women’s basketball powerhouse the Australian Opals take on their neighbours from across the Tasman, New Zealand. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9pm (AEST).

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There’s plenty on the line for the Matildas at this year’s Asian Cup, which started on April 2 and will conclude on April 22.

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The Australian Hockeyroos have marched through the group stage of the Commonwealth Games without many issues, but that might be all about to change when they take on one of the favourites, India, in the second semi-final. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:15pm (AEST).

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When watching Maurice Longbottom light up the rugby field, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘talent’.

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The Australian Diamonds take on Jamaica in their final pool match at the Commonwealth Games. Join The Roar for live coverage and a blog of the match from 9pm (AEST).

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The Australian Kookaburras will face their toughest challenge yet at the Commonwealth Games when they face New Zealand in their final group game. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:30pm (AEST).

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Bronte Campbell and Kyle Chalmers last night churned up the Commonwealth Games pool on the Gold Coast to anchor two spine-tingling medley relay golds for the hosts.

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If Scotland beat the Australian Hockeyroos by six goals or more, they will qualify for the finals of the Commonwealth Games. Any other result will see Australia through to the finals in their crucial group game. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog starting from 9:30pm (AEST).

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The final night of swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games will see nine gold medals go on the line, with a pair of relays and the 1500-metre event headlining. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEST).

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Australia can confirm their spot in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games hockey tournament when they take on Canada, who must win to save their campaign. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:30pm (AEST).

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