Shooting returns as Commonwealth Games 2026 events unveiled; wrestling out

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 (11:04 IST)
London: Shooting sport marked its return as the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Andrews Labor Government and Commonwealth Games Australia on Wednesday unveiled the full Sport Program for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Wrestling, however, missed out with Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX will be making a Commonwealth Games debut in Victoria.

The Games will feature 20 sports and 26 disciplines, including nine fully integrated Para sports.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin said: "We are thrilled to confirm the Sport Program for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, with the additional sports proposed by Victoria 2026 completing an exciting and diverse line-up.

"The Games are set to be competitive and action-packed, featuring an extensive, fully integrated Para Sport Program, the debuts of Coastal Rowing, Golf and BMX, the return of Shooting and the scintillating 3x3 Basketball.

"The Program is rooted in the CGF’s 2026-30 Strategic Roadmap, which provides hosts with greater flexibility to propose new sports, especially ones with specific local relevance that will enhance cultural showcasing and increase community engagement.”

Full list of sports-

Aquatics (Swimming, Para Swimming & Diving), Athletics & Para Athletics, Badminton, 3x3 Basketball, 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball, Boxing, Beach Volleyball, Coastal Rowing, Cricket T20 (Women’s), Cycling (BMX), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Road), Cycling (Track & Para Track), Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic), Hockey, Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting & Shooting Para Sport, Squash, Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis, Triathlon & Para Triathlon, Weightlifting & Para Powerlifting (UNI)

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