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South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said the country will bid for both the 2024 summer Olympics and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games could be reduced from 17 to 10 sports in an effort to increase interest in staging the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event, according to outgoing Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive Mike Hooper.

Mike Hooper is to stand down as chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) following this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland it was confirmed this (Thursday) morning.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet on Friday to address concerns over a lack of bids to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, along with issues relating to the governance of the organisation, according to UK broadcaster the BBC.

Organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have contracted private security firm G4S Secure Solutions as one of its safety steward partners.

London has reportedly backed off a proposed bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, due to financial circumstances.

Gambia has confirmed that it will not no longer compete in the Commonwealth Games, ahead of Glasgow 2014.

The Glasgow 2014 organising committee for the Commonwealth Games has contracted Infostrada Sports to run the official Games news service and to supply all historical data and athlete biographies.

Reports that London is guaranteed to put forward a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games have been played down by Commonwealth Games England chief executive Adam Paker.

Louise Martin and Gideon Sam have been awarded leading roles in Commonwealth sports development projects.