Australian band Sheppard helped set the tone for Gold Coast 2018's beach celebration ©Gold Coast 2018

Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) have officially marked the one-year-to-go milestone to Gold Coast 2018.

The host city led the celebrations, which began with an early risers breakfast event hosted by several well-known athletes at The Star Gold Coast, one of the Games’ sponsors.

Read more: Commonwealth Games Associations mark one-year-to-go until Gold Coast 2018

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) joins the Commonwealth nations in celebrating one year to the XXI Commonwealth Games. From 4th – 15th April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11-day sporting and cultural event.

Read more: Team TTO celebrates #1YTG to Gold Coast 2018

Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley will deliver the Queen's Baton for Gold Coast 2018 to Buckingham Palace ©Gold Coast 2018

Several members of the Royal Family, led by The Queen, are due to take part in the start of the Queen's Baton Relay for next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast tomorrow.

Read more: Queen's Baton Relay for Gold Coast 2018 set to start at Buckingham Palace

David Grevemberg, the Commonwealth Games Federation's chief executive, plays football during the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. He has more nifty footwork to do as the CGF considers a range of potential replacements for Durban as hosts of the 2022 Games ©Getty Images

There has been no confirmation yet that Nauru is ready to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games - but it can surely only be a matter of time.

Read more: Mike Rowbottom: Can-do spirit bodes well for Commonwealth Games in wake of Durban debacle

Lucy Amis' remit will include the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Lucy Amis has been appointed as the children's rights and sports specialist at Unicef UK as part of a collaboration with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Read more: Amis takes on Unicef role in collaboration with Commonwealth Games Federation

Durban has been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Durban has been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has exclusively confirmed to insidethegames.

Read more: Exclusive: CGF confirms Durban have been stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

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