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South Africa to host Commonwealth Games 2022

Durban in South Africa will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first African city to be awarded the four-yearly multi-sports event. The 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth Games Federation made the decision unanimously on Wednesday after receiving Durban's final candidate city briefing at the general assembly in Auckland. Durban was the only candidate left when Edmonton, Canada withdrew its bid in February, citing costs. The general assembly also voted to increase the number of compulsory sports at the games from 10 to 16.
South Africa's record in hosting the football World Cup in 2010 and the Rugby World Cup in 1995 demonstrated its organisational ability but it has not yet hosted a multi-sports event of the scale of the Commonwealth Games. The games are scheduled to open 18th July 2022, marking the birthday of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. Principals of the Durban bid committee have said existing infrastructure will be used to minimise costs and the Games, scheduled to take place over 12 days, will make a profit.