The official emblem for 2018 Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast has been launched.Exactly five years out from the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth games
Queensland’s Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, was joined on stage by acting Gold Coast Mayor Donna Gates, Olympic champion Sally Pearson and swimming great Kieren Perkins for the announcement.
Ms Stuckey says the design’s colours of gold, green and blue symbolise the Gold Coast’s beaches, water and hinterland.
She says the Q1 tower is depicted in the image in abstract form above three athletes – a gymnast, swimmer and hurdler.
The logo launch is the first big step towards the Gold Coast hosting the Games in 2018 and the city’s acting mayor Donna Gates said the unveiling of the logo will give the event a boost within the community.
‘We all remember how excited we were back in 2011 when we learned the city had won the rights to host the Commonwealth Games, and this major milestone keeps the Gold Coast and the state of Queensland firmly on the world stage,’ Ms Gates said.