Did Victoria just get the Commonwealth Games cancelled?
Just last year, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was announcing the Commonwealth Games would be held in his state. He said while it would cost a substantial amount, he saw it as a “profound investment”. Now the state is pulling out, which the CEO of Commonwealth Games Australia says is “extremely disappointing”. In today’s deep dive, we’ll explain why Victoria has cancelled the games, and what it will mean for the 2026 event.