Durban has been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has exclusively confirmed to insidethegames.

Read more: Exclusive: CGF confirms Durban have been stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

Several members of the Royal Family, led by The Queen, are due to take part in the start of the Queen's Baton Relay for next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast tomorrow.

Read more: Queen's Baton Relay for Gold Coast 2018 set to start at Buckingham Palace

Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association( TTCGA) President Brian Lewis challenged Commonwealth Sports leaders to embrace the Commonwealth Games Federation Transformation 2022 vision.

Read more: Commonwealth Sport Leaders Urged to Embrace Transformation 2022 with a sense of urgency

Lucy Amis has been appointed as the children's rights and sports specialist at Unicef UK as part of a collaboration with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Read more: Amis takes on Unicef role in collaboration with Commonwealth Games Federation

For the first time ever in the history of a major multi-sport Games, there will be an equal number of medal events for men and women, as seven additional women’s events and categories across Weightlifting, Boxing and Cycling are confirmed on to the sports programme for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Read more: Seven new medal events at Gold Coast 2018 deliver world-first level playing field for women

A new range of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) merchandise has today been unveiled with the launch of the Gold Coast 2018 Official Online Shop – shop.gc2018.com.

Read more: GC2018 merchandise range unveiled