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* Sri Lanka face competition from Australia to host 2018 Commonwealth Games
Thu, Apr 1, 2010, 12:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's city of Hambanthota will have to compete against Gold Coast of Australia to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games Federation said Thursday that only the Gold Coast and Hambantota had met the March 31 deadline to notify their intention to bid for the hosting rights.

A formal proposal to host the game has to be submitted to the Federation next year and the Commonwealth Games Evaluation Commission will visit the proposed cities to evaluate the facilities and venues.

The CGF assembly will vote on a final decision in November 2011 to award the 2018 games.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be in New Delhi in October while Glasgow will host 2014 games.

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