With the dust still settling on Team England’s most successful Commonwealth Games to date at Birmingham 2022, an action-packed program of sports has today been unveiled for the Victoria 2026 Games.
Revealed by the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Andrews Labor Government and Commonwealth Games Australia, the full Sport Program for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games features 20 sports and 26 disciplines, including nine fully-integrated Para sports.
New inclusions include Golf, Coastal Rowing, Shooting, Shooting Para Sport, BMX Racing, Mountain Bike Cross Country, Track Cycling and Para Cycling Track, while 3x3 Basketball and 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball, which made their debut at Birmingham 2022, remain in the program. Victoria 2026 will see Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX also making their Commonwealth Games debuts.
Victoria 2026 is also proposing to add Para disciplines in Golf, Coastal Rowing and the Road Race and will work with the Commonwealth Games Federation and relevant international sporting federations to determine if this is possible.
Shepparton will host a suite of cycling events – staging both men’s and women’s time trials for the road race, as well as the BMX Racing competition, with the full program of event locations to be announced in the coming weeks.
Shepparton will also welcome a major festival alongside the sport program, comprising of an array of events, experiences and exhibitions.
Commonwealth Games England Chair John Steele OBE said:
Commonwealth Games England is thrilled to be participating in a Games which includes such a diverse list of sports and a fully integrated Para programme. The addition of 3x3 basketball and 3x3 wheelchair basketball at Birmingham 2022 was a huge success, and we are incredibly excited for that to again feature alongside three new additions in Coastal Rowing, Golf and BMX."
Victoria 2026 sports programme:
- Athletics and para-athletics
- 3x3 basketball and 3x3 wheelchair basketball
- Beach volleyball
- Coastal rowing
- T20 cricket (women's)
- Cycling (BMX, mountain bike, road, track and para-track)
- Gymnastics (artistic)
- Lawn bowls and para-lawn bowls
- Rugby 7s
- Shooting and para-shooting
- Swimming and para-swimming
- Table tennis and para-table tennis
- Triathlon and para-triathlon