The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the state of Victoria and Commonwealth Games Australia have announced the addition of Golf, 3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball, Coastal Rowing, Shooting, Shooting Para Sport, BMX Racing, Mountain Bike Cross Country, Track Cycling and Para Cycling to the sports programme for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.
The announcement brings the full sports programme to 26 disciplines across 20 sports and marks a Commonwealth Games debut for Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX.
Victoria 2026 is also proposing to add in Para disciplines in Golf, Coastal Rowing and the Road Race and will work with the Commonwealth Games Federation and relevant international sporting federations to determine if this is possible.
Shepparton, two hours north of Melbourne, will host a suite of cycling events – staging both men’s and women’s time trials for the road race, as well as the BMX Racing competition, with the full program of event locations to be announced in the coming weeks.
The sport programme for Victoria 2026 now includes 20 sports, the highest number of any Games to date. The full list of sports on the programme is:
Aquatics (Swimming, Para Swimming & Diving)
Athletics & Para Athletics
3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball
Cricket T20 (Women’s)
Cycling (BMX, Mountain Bike, Road, Track & Para Track)
Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls
Shooting & Shooting Para Sport
Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis
Triathlon & Para Triathlon
Weightlifting & Para Powerlifting