JOHANNESBURGa292; Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The South African government on Wednesday said they are still keen to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Wednesday is the deadline for South Africa to fix certain issues to host the tournamenta292; according to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
South Africa failed to have the local organizing committee in place within 180 days after winning the bid to host the event. They also failed to deposit the first payment of 1.79 million U.S. dollars to the CGF for hosting the Commonwealth Games.
The spokesperson for the Department of Sport and Recreationa292; Esethu Hasane said on Wednesday South Africa is still engaging CGF to host the event.
He saida292; "The South African government is still fully committed on hosting the Games. Unfortunatelya292; now the Department is not in a position to be making any pronouncements on ongoing talks between the government and the CGF. Doing so would be acting in bad faith of such discussions."
Martin Reynoldsa292; head of CGF's Marketing and Communicationsa292; said on Wednesday that they are still in talks with Durban over the issue.
He said the conditions given to South Africa's host City Durban is what applies to all who have intends to have the event in their country. If Durban beat the November 30a292; 2016 deadlinea292; they might host the event.
He saida292; "The CGF will evaluate the submissions thoroughly and then make a final recommendation to the CGF Executive Board on Durban's ability to host the Games in accordance with its original bid and the conditions of the award. This process may take up to six weeks and take us into the New Year given the importance of the matter."
Reynolds saida292; "It is important to note that 30 November is simply the deadline date for submissions. There will be no announcement or press conference on November 30. A further announcement will be made once the process outlined above has been completed."
No African country has ever hosted the Commonwealth Games. Canada withdrew their bid to host the event in February 2016.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coasta292; Australia.
DUSHANBE Adidas Ultra Boost Blue Sale , Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The first International Youth Olympic Games of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries will take place here in Tajik capital from Aug. 24th to 29th, Umeda Yusupova, press secretary of Tajikistan's National Olympic Academy said Thursday.
The participants are the winners of the Olympic Movement competitions, heads of educational programs of national Olympic committees, representatives of national Olympic academies.
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The moderators of the activities will be highly qualified specialists of national Olympic academies, Olympic champions, famous athletes and coaches.
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The project is implemented with the help of Tajikistan's National Olympic Academy in partnership with the Tajik National Olympic Committee and the Committee for Youth, Sports and Tourism Affairs and with the support of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund.
SEOUL Ultra Boost Blue Sale , Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell for the second straight week amid rising geopolitical risks following the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s sixth nuclear test, a poll showed Monday.
According to the Realmeter survey, Moon garnered 69.1 percent of support last week, down 4 percentage points from the previous week.
It was based on a poll of 2 Ultra Boost Triple Black Sale ,543 voters conducted from last Monday to Friday. It had 1.9 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
It marked the first time since his inauguration in May that Moon's support scores fell below 70 percent, the pollster said.
Moon's approval rating declined for two weeks in a row as the DPRK conducted its sixth nuclear test last Sunday after testing what it called an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) twice in July.
The Realmeter said that the crisis of security continued following Pyongyang's test of what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb warhead that can be loaded onto a ballistic missile with intercontinental capability.
Moon's ruling Democratic Party gained 49.7 percent of support rate last week, down 1.6 percentage points from a week earlier. It was the first time since the Moon administration was launched that the ruling party's approval rating declined below 50 percent.
Support for the main opposition Liberty Korea Party rose 0.3 percentage points over the week to 16.7 percent last week.
The minor conservative Righteous Party won 6.3 percent in support scores, with the centrist People's Party and the minor progressive Justice Party garnering an identical rate of 5.7 percent.
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