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Why the Commonwealth Games still matter


There was a buzz of excitement in the air for athletes, coaches and volunteers — and for me — when the 2018 Commonwealth Games started with spectacular opening ceremonies in Gold Coast, Australia. But despite the glitzy ceremony, the shine of the Commonwealth Games appears to have dulled.

There is declining media coverage for these Games, while a cultural shift has lead many to question the merit of the Commonwealth.

Considering the waning interest, why do the Commonwealth Games still exist?

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