HRH Prince Edward to attend inaugural Sports Summit at CGF General Assembly

The Commonwealth Games Federation’s Vice Patron, HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, will join an influential programme of keynote speakers and panellists in exactly four weeks time when sports leaders and stakeholders from across Canada and the Commonwealth’s 71 nations and territories come together for the inaugural Commonwealth Sports Summit. The summit will be held on 6 October in Edmonton, Alberta, as part of the Commonwealth Games Federation’s 3-day General Assembly.

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England's Zara Dampney was one of many to welcome beach volleyball's addition to the Commonwealth Games programme ©Getty Images

Coolangatta will host beach volleyball when the sport makes its Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast in 2018, organisers have confirmed.

Read more: Coolangatta to host first Commonwealth Games beach volleyball tournaments at Gold Coast 2018

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin has urged officials to boost their support for sport as it will help "engage and inspire" the next generation

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin has urged officials to boost their support for sport as it will help "engage and inspire" the next generation.

Read more: CGF President urges Commonwealth leaders to support young athletes at Heads of Government Meeting

There are budget fears ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban ©Getty Images

South African officials have promised to host a world-class Commonwealth Games at Durban in 2022, despite local officials admitting the money to fund the event is not in their budget and they have had to approach the Government for help.

Read more: Organisers play down financial fears ahead of Durban 2022

CGF director of operations John Eades is to leave his current role to join the Manchester United Foundation ©John Eades

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) director of operations John Eades is to leave his position to take up a role with the Manchester United Foundation, insidethegames has been told.

Read more: Exclusive: CGF director of operations to join Manchester United Foundation

Denise Lewis has replaced fellow Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes as President of Commonwealth Games England (CGE), it has been announced.

Read more: Denise Lewis appointed President of Commonwealth Games England

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