Cape Town - The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on
Thursday said it was making strides in petitioning for support in the
country's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban.
the Commonwealth Games Association, SASCOC has developed an
all-encompassing strategy to lobby for the 2022 Commonwealth bid,"
SASCOC chief executive Tubby Reddy said in a statement.
made positive strides in our petitioning to all the Commonwealth
countries during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and they seem to be
Among the strategies were participation in the
Glasgow 2014 Observer programme, and hosting lunches with key figures
and bid presentations.
SASCOC confirmed that over 10 delegates
from South Africa were taking part in the 13-day programme, including
personnel from the Commonwealth Games Association, the sports
department, and the City of Durban.
"It is Africa’s turn to host
the Commonwealth Games and we are and will continue conveying this
message to the Commonwealth countries' representatives," Reddy said.
Sascoc president Gideon Sam said they had received positive feedback from Commonwealth country representatives.
"They believe it is Africa’s turn and indeed it is Africa’s turn," Sam said.
hosting a successful Football World Cup in 2010, SASCOC continues
focusing on the various aspects of society’s development. We are once
again ready to invest in the hosting of one of the world's mega events."