Aussie boxer gifted first medal of Games without a punch thrown

By Ian Ransom GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 4 : Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games — nine days before her first bout. The 19-year-old from Queensland state’s Sunshine Coast is guaranteed at least a bronze in the women’s 51-kg division after receiving a free pass to […]

Printing gaffe in Games programme has England part of Africa

By Ian Ransom GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 4 : England have been listed as an African nation with capital Banjul in the official programme for the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony, leaving Gold Coast organisers red-faced. The A$10 ($7.70) programme, being sold at newsagents and merchandise tents around the balmy Queensland resort, has England’s population listed […]