QUEENSLAND’S Gold Coast took the global stage in April when the tourist capital hosted the 21st Commonwealth Games. It was the largest sporting event in Australia this decade, and the largest ever held on the Gold Coast. The city played host to over 6800 athletes and officials from 71 countries and territories. The 12 days of sporting fiesta featured 18 sports and seven para sports, with 275 events. Around 15,000 volunteers, including over 40 Rotarians, facilitated the events and crowds.
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