Games Emblem launch to be a community affair

15 Mar 2013 11:57 AMJann Stuckey

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A fun- filled community celebration will herald the official launch of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the historic unveiling of a new Games emblem at Surfers Paradise beach on 4 April.

Minister responsible for the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the launch would mark exactly five years until the Games Opening Ceremony in 2018.

“Locals and visitors are invited to show their pride and be a part of the launch set against the Gold Coast’s stunning backdrop of Surfers Paradise Beach from 7.00am,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The emblem will symbolise to the world the Gold Coast’s distinct character and unique attributes, while highlighting the Commonwealth Games as one of the world’s great international sporting events.

“This will be a momentous occasion in the city’s history, and the emblem unveiling ceremony will be spectacular.”

GOLDOC Chairman Nigel Chamier, OAM, said the emblem represents another important milestone in planning and delivering the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to realise our vision of staging, a great Games in a great city, leaving great memories and great benefits for all.

“The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the biggest event staged in Australia this decade with the city and all it has to offer on show to the world,” Mr Chamier said.

“For decades, the Gold Coast has been famous for fun. In five years’ time, the Gold Coast will be famous for fun – and Games,” Mr Chamier said.

The emblem will be central to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games visual identity program and will be proudly featured across the city as a constant reminder of its status as host city of the 21st Commonwealth Games.