2022 Commonwealth Games: Liverpool's hopes of hosting boosted with Durban set to bow out
14 March, 2017, 00:42
Durban made "significant departures" from its original promises‚ which is why it lost the rights to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Sam was in the United Kingdom city for a meeting of the CGF, where Durban's status as host was discussed.
Only last month sports minister Fikile Mbalula appeared to pre-empt the withdrawal revealing that the government had failed to come to an agreement with the Commonwealth Games Federation over bankrolling the event.
"The CGF will continue to have an open dialogue with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and the Republic of South Africa and remains committed to realising the shared ambitions of a future Commonwealth Games in Africa".
Durban won the bid for the Games unopposed in September 2015 after Edmonton dropped its campaign to host when falling oil prices caused the Canadian city to refocus its financial commitments.
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