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Ongoing 2026 games uncertainty 'disconcerting'

CGF currently considering 'multiple proposals'

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (IOMCGA) is describing ongoing uncertainty around the 2026 games is 'disconcerting.'

In a statement in the last week, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed it's considering 'multiple proposals' for holding the event in two years time.

It's understood Singapore and Malaysia have now ruled themselves out of a bid after the original hosts - the Australian state of Victoria - withdrew in July last year due to rising costs.

Meanwhile, the BBC recently reported one of those proposals could be a 'scaled-back' offering in Glasgow which would include 10 to 13 sports, down from the 20 seen in Birmingham in 2022.

Separately the CGF has also since stated it aims to announce the new hosts for the 2026 occasion next month.

IOMCGA President Basil Bielich explains what could happen if there's a smaller offering of sports available to Manx athletes:

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