LONDON -- Edmonton hopes to host another Commonwealth Games, officially throwing its hat into the bidding race for the 2022 Game
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LONDON -- Edmonton hopes to host another Commonwealth Games, officially throwing its hat into the bidding race for the 2022 Games. Greg Pateryn Jersey . The Alberta capital, which hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Games, will be up against Durban, South Africa. Dr. Andrew Pipe, president of Commonwealth Games Canada, said Edmonton is the logical choice. "Canada is the birthplace of the Commonwealth Games, with the British Empire Games held in Hamilton in 1930," Pipe said in a statement. The British Empire Games were the first of what came to be known as the Commonwealth Games. Both cities advised the Commonwealth Games Federation of their intentions Monday. Formal bid proposals are due in March 2015. CGF members will formally consider the bids at the Federations General Assembly in Auckland, N.Z., in September 2015. Canada has hosted the Games four times, with Vancouver playing host in 1954 and Victoria in 1994. Glasgow won the bid for this summers Games, beating Abuja, Nigeria in voting 47-24. Gold Coast, Australia beat Hambantota, Sri Lanka in bidding for the 2018 Games by a vote of 71-27. The Games have never been held in Africa. Edmonton hosted the World University Games in 1983, the 2001 world track and field championships, the 2005 World Masters Games and the 2006 Womens Rugby World Cup. Craig Hartsburg Jersey . Catch the game on TSN starting at 7pm et/4pm pt. You can also listen to all the action live on TSN 1050 at 7pm et. The Knicks are two games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference race. Dallas Stars Jerseys . -- Antoine Bibeau bought the Val-dOr Foreurs valuable time at the Memorial Cup with his 51-save shutout Friday. http://www.thedallasstarshockey.com/john-klingberg-hockey-jersey/ . Marek Hamsik, who had earlier missed a penalty, headed Napoli in front in the 23rd minute and Pandev added a second goal five minutes from halftime. Alessandro Matri got Juventus back into the game just after the break but Pandev was on hand to score again in the 68th.FIFAs investigation into the World Cup bids from Russia and Qatar will be completed by next week, the chief investigator said Monday amid fresh corruption allegations against the Gulf nation. The integrity of Qatars winning bid for the 2022 tournament has been repeatedly questioned since FIFAs vote four years ago. The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain reported that it had obtained millions of pieces of evidence detailing irregular payments. Mohamed bin Hammam, a Qatari former member of FIFAs executive committee, was accused of giving football officials payments totalling $5 million to build support for the bid. Despite Bin Hammams high profile role at the time of the bid as head of the Asian confederation, Qatari World Cup organizers on Sunday insisted that he "played no official or unofficial role" in the work of the big-spending committee. By July, FIFAs ethics investigator Michael Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney in New York, is set to have delivered his verdict on both Qatar and RRussia, host of the 2018 World Cup. Bobby Smith Jersey. . "After months of interviewing witnesses and gathering materials, we intend to complete that phase of our investigation by June 9, 2014, and to submit a report to the adjudicatory chamber approximately six weeks thereafter," the investigatory chamber of FIFAs ethics committee said in a statement. "The report will consider all evidence potentially related to the bidding process, including evidence collected from prior investigations." Four members of FIFAs 24-man executive committee were banned or resigned following allegations of rule-breaking by bidders and favour-seeking made during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Garcia was appointed in July 2012 as FIFAs independent ethics prosecutor. Bin Hammam challenged Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency in June 2011 but withdrew his candidacy days before the vote after being implicated in trying to bribe Caribbean voters. FIFA expelled Bin Hammam in 2012. Cheap NFL JerseysWholesale JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysJerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ' ' '