Commonwealth Games organizers announce the full sports program for the 2026 Victoria Games. . . With 22 sports and 26 disciplines

By David Williams

Natalie Powell may not be able to get another chance at a Welsh medal, but that won’t stop the Welsh shooters from making a welcome comeback, having missed out on Birmingham 2022.

Golf, BMX and coastal rowing will make their Commonwealth Games debut when the southern Australian state of Victoria hosts the 2026 edition, organizers announced on Wednesday.

Filming is also due to return to the schedule after being scrapped for the Birmingham Games in 2022.

Coastal rowing, which is pushing to be included in the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028, involves boats competing in open water.

The 2026 Games will be held in multiple regional cities across Victoria and will feature 22 sports and 26 disciplines, including nine fully integrated parasports, organizers said in a statement.

“Victoria 2026 is also proposing to add para-sport disciplines in golf, coastal rowing and road racing (cycling) and will work with the Commonwealth Games Federation and relevant international sport federations to determine if this is possible. “, adds the press release.

The rural center of Shepparton will host BMX and other cycling, including the men’s and women’s time trials for the road race.

“We are delighted to confirm the sports program for the Commonwealth Games 2026, with the additional sports offered by Victoria 2026 complementing an exciting and diverse programme,” said Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin.

“The Games are expected to be competitive and action-packed, with an extensive, fully integrated para-sport programme, the debut of coastal rowing, golf and BMX, the return of shooting and scintillating 3×3 basketball.

“The program is anchored in the CGF’s 2026-30 strategic roadmap, which provides hosts with greater flexibility to offer new sports, particularly those with specific local relevance that will enhance cultural enhancement and increase community involvement.”

SportsVictoria 2026:

athletics and para-athletics; Badminton; Basketball (3×3 and 3×3 wheelchair); Boxing; Beach volleyball; coastal rowing; Cricket T20 (women only); Cycling (BMX, MTB, Road, Track and Para-Track); Dive; Golf; Gymnastic; Hockey; lawn balls and para lawn balls; netball; Para Powerlifting; rugby sevens; Shooting and para-shooting; To crush; table tennis and para-table tennis; triathlon and para-triathlon; Bodybuilding.

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