The Commonwealth Games and its discontents: Has Daniel Andrews done us all a favour?

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Daniel Andrews may have done us all a favour. In cancelling the Commonwealth Games, he called out the excesses of the sport mega-event industry – though it may come at great political cost. 

Perhaps it’s time governments started looking at sport as not merely an economic vehicle that benefits the few.

No doubt, the cancellation of the Commonwealth Games will deeply affect the athletes. Perhaps it’s time that governments invested public money into growing sport participation and building community infrastructure and sporting areas that benefit all Australians, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

Period19 Jul 2023

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