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Wales Minister Says Costs 'Too Prohibitive' For Commonwealth Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 28 / 15

Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones "has appeared to rule out the possibility of Wales hosting the Commonwealth Games on cost grounds," according to Liz Perkins of the SOUTH WALES EVENING POST. Jones said that "they would have to start investing in sport now, and although in principle he would like to...

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