A new range of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) merchandise has today been unveiled with the launch of the Gold Coast 2018 Official Online Shop – shop.gc2018.com.

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TTCGA President Brian Lewis and Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg at 1st Commonwealth Sports Summit held in Edmonton , Canada

Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association( TTCGA) President Brian Lewis challenged Commonwealth Sports leaders to embrace the Commonwealth Games Federation Transformation 2022 vision.

Read more: Commonwealth Sport Leaders Urged to Embrace Transformation 2022 with a sense of urgency

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.

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For the first time ever in the history of a major multi-sport Games, there will be an equal number of medal events for men and women, as seven additional women’s events and categories across Weightlifting, Boxing and Cycling are confirmed on to the sports programme for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Read more: Seven new medal events at Gold Coast 2018 deliver world-first level playing field for women

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

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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