With less than one year to go until the 21st Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, Giaan Rooney checks in on preparations for the Games and asks, “In 12 months, will everything turn to gold?”
This special production by Australia’s Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games Network, Channel Seven, is set against the dramatically changing Gold Coast backdrop.
Rooney catches up with some of Australia’s most outstanding and well credentialed athletes ahead of the Games, including Cameron McEvoy, Kurt Fearnley, Cate and Bronte Campbell and the new mum Laura Geitz. A Commonwealth and Olympic gold medallist herself, Giaan also interviews those that have been there before– Games legends Hayley Lewis, Sam Riley, Raelene Boyle and Robert de Castella as well as some of the key figures involved in staging the Games.
Gold Coast 2018 – One Year To Go: A Seven Special. Hashtag: #7CommGames
Thursday April 13
Melbourne: 10:30pm on Channel 7
Friday April 14
Sydney: 9:30pm on Channel 7
Brisbane: 9:30pm on Channel 7
Adelaide: 9:30pm on Channel 7
Perth: 9:30pm on Channel 7
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August 15, 2018
Known for his work with the AFL, Michael Willson was appointed Commonwealth Games Australia Team Photographer. Here he reflects on the opportunity of shooting a different sporting environment.